Re: Should the Doctor get a Tricorder? Oh wait, he has one apparently
I love that it came back in the new series, but I agree it's way overused now. I don't think it can be rested (because it's obvious that he can just get another one from the TARDIS) but it does need to be reined back.
I'm being extremely clever up here and there's no one to stand around looking impressed, what's the point in having you all? - The Doctor, interrupting a very important conversation.