It's done. Roland's left me and gone to the adoption list.
This was not an easy decision, mind you. I was so sure I could understand the character, but in fact, I could never hear his voice save under great stress on both sides. Just blame it on typical mun hubris.
On a happier note, though, I am fully in communication with Bingo Baggins and have sent the paperwork in to the Professor to officially get him in the game.