I would agree that I am a little disappointed with the current series of Doctor Who. I have always enjoyed the stories of what the doctor gets up to and out of, however there is a clear difference between the writers. I have always enjoyed the episodes by Steven Moffat,
Blink and The Library are particularly thrilling as I have found that they are more edgy and maybe for an older audience. However now that he is Head Writer things have not been so exciting. I do find it quite frustrating when the writers regurgitate old enemies time after time and this series has not done that which I have found quite refreshing, till now, Cybermen Surprise! I must admit that writing for this show must be quite hard as it has been running for so long, to come up with new exciting ideas must be quite challenging.
In saying that I am a HUGE fan and will always watch it. My Dad introduced me to the Doctor at a young age and we have watched it together ever since, even now that I no longer live with him we still discuss the episodes and how the Doctor is going to survive. I guess the Doctor holds a lot of sentimental value to me to.As with everyone I have 'my' Doctor which is Sylvester McCoy, I can remember cuddling up to my Dad on the sofa peering through my fingers hoping that everything was going to be ok. As always the Doctor always provails it is the poor companions that suffer!
I have enjoyed every Doctor since then, of course David Tennant was amazing along with Billie Piper and Catherine Tate they both were brilliant, I loved Donna she was an awesome companion.
I am unsure what I think about the new companion Clara, the Doctor seems obsessed with the fact she is some kind of time anomaly. However she seams to me to be another companion who will fall in love with the Doctor, I find that quite a tired story line too. I think that is why Donna and Amy worked so well as they both were not interested (well Amy eventually.)
Bottom line, I love the Doctor and will always watch it, they just need a revamp in baddies.
I have always said that as a one off show (maybe a children in need or christmas special) that the Doctor should regenerate as a woman and have a man companion. Just for the one show, they could make it quite funny.