Hear me out. I totally do not miss the lackluster final season, or the trainwreck that was the series finale. I do miss the intrigue of earlier seasons, the surprise twists, the in-depth analysis, the feverish online discussions. I think looking back, Lost became so huge it became too big for Damon and Carlton, and what they were viewing as just a "cool show" had became a pop cultural phenomenon unlike any other where viewers were expecting some giant super-awesome resolution, instead of a mediocre action finale (which would have probably made for a decent finale on any other show) and a metaphysical tearjerker write-off for all the main characters. I like that interpretation better than the alternative (i.e. Damon and Carlton deliberately playing a long con on their fans). Looking back, I also don't like the rampant demystification of plot elements, mysteries, characters and groups that were at some point treated as the key to all the island's mysteries. Mind you, I don't think that it's bad to resolve mysteries, I just don't like when pretty much everything that's teased as super-mysterious ultimately turns out to be just another red herring that's insignificant in the long run, and every character who appears to know all the answers eventually turns out to be just another bumbling fool acting on blind faith. A few years down the road, I might be interested in a Lost reboot. Dropping all the established characters, Dharma, Jacob and MIB and everything else and starting from scrap. Plane crashing on a mysterious island, a bunch of people survive, weird shit goes on. Flashbacks may or may not be used. But this time, please go the JMS route and come up with a master plan before you introduce convoluted mysteries that ultimately end up as a big pile of nothing. Those of you who have watched Lost, how do you look back on the show? Those who were disappointed, when did your faith in the show collapse? In the finale? The Jacob flashback episode? When the island was moved? When time travel was introduced?