My main problem with Richards was how shady it was how he got the job. People were always going to side-eye Richards being elevated to host when he was just OK compared to Buzzy, the CNBC guy, Miyam Bialik and, even, Joe Buck imo.
I don't mind any of the favorites. LeVar probably can improve, he's a professional with 40 plus years of onscreen experience. Ken has said some dumb shit, but he is well liked by a good portion of the Jeopardy fan base. While they're figuring things out, they should go ahead and give Laura Coates an opportunity to guest host if she's up to it.