I feel that Tom's parting would have gotten along even better without that grotesque white looking dude in the scene. It really creeped me out. Reminded me of a nightmare I once had. If the dude didn't look so morbid to me it wouldn't bother me. Tom's ending was a little confusing when i first watched it. I wasn't sure why he let go and dropped. Not only that but I watched a lot of the Classic Who when I was in bed sick as a dog. So of course my opinions are a little askew. However, I watched that episode again and it made more sense in that he knew he was going to die so he just let it happen. At least I Think that is how it was supposed to be.
I was quite moved by Tennant's departure. But that was the first time I saw the Doctor regenerate. When I saw the one where Troughton left I got dizzy, lol. And after Doctor five turned into Doctor six I was appalled at the arrogance of the new Doc. But once the initial sock wore off he was ok, lol.
Then again, when Tennant left and Matt took over I wasn't sure how he'd do. I reckon that is pretty much how people feel when a doctor leaves. But Matt is carrying on the character in good form. I think so at least.
I'd like to see what kind of response Doctor four would have to Doctor eleven.