I think all pundits have their flaws as they're only human but Ted's been a staple in F1 for a long time now and whilst he has his quirks that could be a little annoying at times he was mostly a valuable asset to have. Was really pleased when both he and Martin Brundle moved to Sky as the rest of the Sky team were so weak. He definitely knows his way around the paddock.
I always felt there was some friction there between him and Crofty, often disguised as banter but I thought you could feel the annoyance in Ted's voice sometimes when the two would interact over a race weekend. Who knows what the reason is if he has gone but I think it's a shame whilst there's a few others that could go without it being a loss.
I'd never wish anyone to get the sack but as far as I'm concerned Crofty is far more suited to his commentary on the darts. His endless waffling on about non F1 related matters whilst missing key moments and laughing at his own attempts at humour are incredibly tiresome when you're paying good money for the coverage.