The Stig wrote:
So long as The Doctor is still British and can convince me that there's a 1000-year-old personality behind those eyes, I really don't care who plays the part. Man, woman, rabbit, makes very little difference.
This pretty much sums up how I feel about the issue. I can accept anyone in the role of The Doctor as long as they can accurately portray the essence of The Doctor, a quirky thousand year old hyper-intelligent force of good.