But then, there are a lot of voices calling for Anthony Davidson to make a comeback, and to be honest, I never thought he showed himself to be any better than Taku (except perhaps for avoiding incidents).
STR are going to be interested in anyone with a budget to bring to the table, which means bad news for Bourdais. I feel for Seb, but if I was in Gerhard Berger's position I'd probably do the same. Ultimately you have to be responsible and look after the longterm future of your team and staff - those engines don't come cheap.
I think for me Bourdais/Barachello would be the best all round option. Bourdais was showing signs of real improvement towards the end of the season and just needed a bit more luck while Rubens brings experience and consistancy to the job and if he was looking for another year in F1 he couldn't do much worse than moving to STR if Honda don't want him any more.