I've not seen any of the new season yet -- but I *have* been watching the first season with #9! He is just so awesome and I've enjoyed watching it, and all the extras on the DVDs, a lot. Sadly I'm on the 4th DVD, so attempting to eek it out by watching other things (just watched Dark Shadows
Back to the rest of your post and question -- From what I've seen of previews and little snippets, Bill is
awesome! Intelligent, daring, smart (which isn't necessarily the same as intelligent), courageous and with a nifty sense of humour. What more could you want? She particularly compares nicely with that ... person ... who came in with #11 and continued through #12. She was of an ARGness which was quite incredibly off-putting for me. I stopped watching the show when she became a regular. That first time she showed up, as a Dalek? I was like EeeeEEuuuUUU. But she died! (YAY) Then, she came on as a regular? Murk.