Office Remake

I didn't watch the NBC presentation of The Office last night, and from what I'm reading, I think I'm glad I didn't. Why do they have to remake shows for American Audiences? I know lots of people out there can't handle the fact that shows might not be set in their own backyard, but why not stretch the imaginations of the viewing public instead of just catering to that which is familiar. Eh, who am I kidding.