Esterbrook seems competent to me but has his hands full. Andres is a short timer in my opinion. MCD is in this position due to a colossal failure of leadership by the board of directors and top management. Skinner has to give up some skin as well. They did nothing to anticipate changes in consumer taste. They talked a lot about the changing face of America and the importance of technology. They made terrible promotions and did nothing positive with technology except lip service. However, being in the food business they just ignored what was happening regarding consumer taste's and left us flatfooted. Never before has MCD been so reactive. We have always acted to control our own destiny. Selling food for a profit and giving customers a good experience fell as a priority. But, we were certainly "politically correct". Thompson was a nice fellow and smart but he was never a leader. Now, they want to target millinals (sp). These people don't have any money they are mostly living with their parents. MCD needs to take care of MCD and stop over reacting to special interest groups that attack our food and other areas. We worry about competitors that should not even be mentioned in the same sentence with MCD. Fix the food, give us a manageable menu and we will kick their asses. Customers want it fast and hot. Want to build sales? Make the drive thru a major focus. They hire all these high profile "PR" people but what are they going to talk about? The best and most effective "PR" tool we have is the Ronald McDonald Houses. There are great stories to be told there. We have millions invested in them. They are never mentioned. The operators I know are not afraid of these competitors. What the operators are afraid of is MCD. They have done more harm to their own operators than any competitor could have ever done. It defies understanding!!!