Am I alone in this?

I hear all these people complaining about Stephen Colbert giving up his "Stephen Colbert" character on his new show, saying that he will lose his satirical edge. One commenter even said they wanted him to stay on for the 2016 election because we "need him"

I think this is unfair. Colbert is by all accounts a kind, considerate man. Why should he have to play an obnoxious character for the rest of his career?

And frankly, if the next election can be influenced by what a late night comedian does then we're in big trouble.