You make a lot of great points, and I agree with a lot of them. The problem is when you say this: The characters are the story. The show is and has always been about what happens to them and how they deal with it. My point is this: Nothing, next to nothing, or the same thing over and over is what has been "happening to them" as of late. That is boring. That is not character development. That is not entertaining. That is not good writing. And that's assuming you believe that the last 5 hours of a years long show is the time to develop character in the first place. Look, I love RDM and I love BSG but this thing is LIMPING towards the finish line, and I think even his strongest defenders have to at least see that there is some sort of problem here, even if they don't think it's that big of a deal.