On this we agree 100%. The show totally destroyed this character. While I hated her harpy, possessive, judgmenty attitude toward Brandon from the DAY she met him, that aside, she was smart. I liked seeing her in her journalism aspect, if that makes sense.
It was all so unnecessary. I don't know if Gabrielle insisted her pregnancy be written in or what, but she could still have studied Journalism. She was a journalist from the moment we met her. Or the producers could have insisted that no, we'll hide your pregnancy and you'll continue on. But, water under the bridge and all that.
I would have loved to see Oooohndrea and Josh, that smug, arrogant asshat, bump heads at The Condor, and have this freshman wipe the floor with his flat ass.