I have to agree (though I think season 4 is far more consistent a season and Braga didn't join the writers until season four not the reported season three). After finally getting through all the episodes and most of the new VAM (though I haven't watched/ listened to any of the commentaries yet (the one I did on season two was awful, just too much time had passed, and getting prompted by the Okudas, terrible).
Its a steller release, and I am pissed that I had to return the sampler that was lent to me, back to whom it belong to. And due to unexpected medical bills it will probably three months are more before I can watch them again. AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH.