ANYWAY... I have mixed feelings about the show's finale. The actual ending I thought was quite nice. You can't deny that Jack's eye closing was the perfect way to bring the show full circle and wrap it up on a very human level (something I think the show has been lacking for a few seasons now). And bringing all the characters together for a huge after-life reunion was also one of the high points for me. I did get fairly emotional seeing some old favorites again. Initially I felt ripped off that the flash-sideways (actually flash-forwards) were not what they seemed. But that's Lost. I've let that part sink in a bit, and I'm actually okay with it.
Now onto the not so great things. I never expected ALL of my questions to be answered in one episode, especially since new questions were still coming up each week this season. But I really was hoping that some of the main points of the show: what was so special about the island, the light, why did the evil (nameless) MIB need to be contained, would be explained. These were things I never really cared about initially, but the show spent so much time on these issues recently, that I had to believe they were important things I would find out about later. Instead, we were forced to just deal with the fact that the show was about these characters dealing with issues that were simply bigger than them, and they would never find out the true meaning either. Maybe this will all sink in one day soon and I will be able to enjoy the final season for what it was, but for now I have to deal with the fact that my expectations were simply too high.
Overall, the show was fantastic. I never knew what was going to happen next. It made me think. It made me care about characters who, on the surface, I never would have rooted for. If you're not a Lostie, I highly recommend the show, even if you already know what happened. It changed my perspective on a lot of things, and though imperfect, it was definitely a work of art.