I've always been a big fan of Law & Order in general and SVU in particular. But in my opinion, the last few seasons of the series have really gone down the toilet. Part of the reason I think is Chris Meloni's departure. I'm not certain but it seems that Mariska Hargitay's acting is not nearly as good without Meloni to play off of. The last couple of seasons she has come off shrill, overbearing, and more or less as a wannabe avenging angel. And the rest of the ensemble can't seem to carry the water so to speak. And the writers seem more interesting in piling up plots that are so indecipherable that if you glance away you can't follow anything. Anyone else watch this show and feel this way?