PD was a great loss as well. But I was more prepared for that one, since the writing had been on the wall for quite a while.
That's true. We were lucky to get a second season at all.
This is what pisses of Firefly fans.. if the show had proper support like other shows
It got the same support as other shows - initial marketing push, then it's sink or swim time. 2/3rds of new shows die in the first season (usually very quickly), so I don't see Firefly
's case as being strikingly different from average.
The shows that get big network support are the ones that take off like a rocket. Networks throw marketing money after successes, not failure, on the very valid assumption that a dollar spent on a success will yeild better return on investment than a dollar spent on a struggling show. Since they have dozens of replacement shows in development at any time, it makes no economic sense to be sentimental about any of em.
Networks are like mother snakes; they lay a clutch of eggs and slither off, secure in the knowledge that some of their offspring will survive and unconcerned about the fact that the majority will get eaten.