I knew she was in Japan. When I saw your subject line, I thought she was staying!
Yes, I agree that there's no immediate likelihood of her returning to CNet. Although I've learned from personal experience to never say never.
All I would say to V fans is it's a big wide web out there. She hasn't gone to the country to live on a farm with a family. You can follow her future projects online. Things change. People move. Horizons broaden.
Ok, V is gone. She doesn't work an CNET anymore. Why do people keep bringing her up like this is some kind of conspiracy. "No, she'll be back. She has to. She's just gone for a little bit..." (Seek professional help if this sounds familiar).
Onto happier note: Jason, you are a good balance for Molly on Gadgettes. Can we do the same over at BOL, please? You don't have to start hosting the show, just pop in more often. Eventually you'll get your name into the introduction.
Now, if you don't want to do that, Jason, that's OK. I suppose we can't make you do anything. It's just a thought. Think it over a delicious cup of CNET coffee (I don't know if your break room coffee is good, mine is kinda crummy, so maybe Starbucks )