I've read them as saying they actually preferred the shorter run, because it forced them to cut stuff that would have meandered more. So everyone is fortunate.
Pretty much.I enjoy it, but not as much as I used to. Still enough to be interested in seeing how it all plays out.
Stories just usually can't maintain their steam. I think the high point was reached in mid-run... but I wouldn't say it's bad. It's still the only show on TV right now I go out of my way to watch.
But it's all character-driven, and I enjoy the characters.
A high percentage are just well-acted.
I'm glad it's ending, but I'll miss the people I got to know.