Andrew Fletcher went off to the sunnier climes of Radio Five Live - Matt Barbet took over from him on Breakfast.
I agree that the new theme doesn't sound quite Newsbeaty-enough. I'm glad its corporate, but I think they could have done it a bit more subtly - the beeps are more obvious on R1 than on some of the National TV themes now! At least they haven't started copying and pasting bits of it, making it sound disjointed and jumpy like all the others (particularly the new regional themes).
Not a bad try, but could have done better.