I have watched this excellent soap/serial steadily since 1981 and occasionally before that back to around 1968. It was good before the appearance of Stefano in 1981, but since then has really distinguished itself quite well. The longevity of the characters is terrific! It is sometimes very predictable, sometimes throws you for a loop. It has had extremely outstanding acting through the years. My one wish is that they bring back Kayla & Patch to bring closure to the open ending they were thrust into a few years back. I would even like it more if Patch were teamed with the ORIGINAL Kayla, Catherine Mary Stewart, who was always one of my very favorite actresses!!! Keep on truckin, DOOL.