I loves me some Steve! I've been a Muppet fan since before seeing TMM in the theater at the age of 5 and can safely claim uber-fandom for close to all of my 36 years on the planet. I know what clip you're talking about, but I am also aware of your well-noted distain for Steve's Kermit. I’ve seen even Jim slip into some un-kermit-like facial ticks and lack-luster performances here and there through the years. It happens to the best puppeteers, but Steve doesn’t do the duck face at all as claimed in that Lost bumper. Yes, Steve’s Kermit is a little different because the character comes from a different place in him. I’m sure he’s aware of all of the performance nuances and over the course of 20 solid years has crafted this particular persona. His years in the trenches have earned him the privilege of performing the frog the way he and the Muppet team sees fit. It's confirmed that Steve is Kermit now and will be for quite a while in the future. It’s no secret how you feel, but belaboring the opinion won’t accomplish anything except darkening the mood around here. There's a choice to make of either complaining about it ad nauseum or moving on to focus on the things you like about Kermit and the Muppets.