I loved that he fought for a settlement for his staff, which makes me very happy. Leno's just a dick.
As for the money, I mean, well, yeah it's a shitload of money but it was in his contract so NBC should honor it. Do I think it's an INSANE amount of cash? Oh hell yeah. But I think Conan would've made more money if he'd gone to the 12.05 time slot and stayed on in the long run; he just wasn't willing to do that. So while $30-$40 million is hella lot, I do think he would've made more if he'd done what NBC wanted him to do.