That would completely and thoroughly suck.
- Dr. Chip
For example, Caroline would take in a new boarder at the pub. The person would become involved with Stephanie. Bo, Hope, or Abe could do a background check. The focus would be three or four young actors in a story that would occasionally involve the vets. After 13 weeks, a couple of the young actors are gone and we suddenly see a couple of more people cruise into town. This time, there's a police case, and Bo and Hope are the supporting players . . . or Lexie has a new patient who gets a story for a few months. I can see DAYS using all of the vets who are left as supporting cast and letting the new DAYS be about newbies who come and go through a quickly revolving door. That way, you still have some of the core cast, and the new actors are never around long enough to collect substantial paychecks.
One of the best parts about being a fan of daytime drama is the fact that you get to know the characters over long period of time. You grow to love them and feel as if they're part of your own family, and that's part of a soap opera's appeal. To lose that in favor of random short-term newbies would really blow.