Hmmm, it'll be interesting to see whether this is just for the limited overs captaincy (which I couldn't give a toss about) or the test captaincy.
If it is the test captaincy as well, then...meh. On the one hand, I think Taylor is an average test match captain. On the other, it appears to have brought the best out of his batting, and he's only had one year in the job (during which period we've nicked as many test victories as we managed under Vettori's 4 year tenure).
And yeah, the constant chopping and changing of both coaches and captains is not good for team stability, especially when they appear to be finally starting to find their feet. I wonder who's driving this. Obviously McCunliffe has been keen for a coup for some time now, and Hesson is supposed to be his biggest cheerleader. But I wonder whether the NZC Board has also had a signficant say in this? They've been getting hammered in the media over the last couple of weeks, and maybe they were desperate to make a change, just so that they could be seen to be doing something.