Listen, I think Cyrl is entitled to his or her opinion. I find the Office hilarious! I also find "Two and a Half Men" to be a complete waste of time. BBT is somewhere in the middle, and a show I can relate to to boot. Very enjoyable.
Other folks might find 2 1/2 to be the best thing since "Everybody Loves Raymond" and see "The Office" as trite and pointless. There's nothing wrong with that.
Update: One thing that struck me as interesting, is the style and pacing of another show, "How I Met Your Mother". It lends itself more to a one-camera, laugh-track-less, sitcom style, but it still tacks one on, maybe at CBS' request?