I'd like to see it stay in. I was playing a character who got hit with a really nasty mystic compulsion. Depending on how it was resolved, I think it's pretty likely that I would have retired him and brought in a new hunter.
Instead, we decided that it was a good time to swap GMs, so I took over as Keeper, and decided to keep the character around as a non-adventuring support NPC back home. Basically, retired to safety.