I agree. I think that Clay's murder a bit anticlimactic because they has been forecasting it for such a long time. They also didn't give the character of Clay a single interesting thing to do this season, so by the time he died it played out in a way that made the viewer say "finally" rather than "oh, shit".
Tara's murder was horrific in its brutality, but also not much of a surprise. I just hope that Gemma gets paid back in kind...but I have the horrible feeling that she may be the last one standing, and that we are supposed to believe that the loss of family, money, power, and the club are a fitting punishment.