So are Albion right or wrong to sell Ashley Barnes to Championship rivals Burnley.
The Seagulls' marmite man has always divided opinion among supporters.
That is reflected by fans responding to chief sports reporter Andy Naylor on Twitter.
You can add you thoughts below or take part in our poll.
brightonmark: "I hope we have a really good replacement lined up as losing Barnes is a massive blow and a mistake selling him."
Sandra Hunter: "It depends if we sign someone that puts clear cut chances away, we might just think we should of done it earlier."
Mark Nickols: "I'm not sure you can turn down good £ for a striker whose workrate/defending is his most talked up quality."
Nick Whitey: "Great piece of business for us. How much we miss him depends on CMS & AB's replacement. I hope it's Mason a clinical finisher."
Craig Coughlan: "It may take Barnsey leaving to show just how good a player he was. Didn't get enough credit."