And for that matter, Battlestar Galactica ended the same way. The biggest problem I have had with Lost over the years is how willing the producers are to kill off major characters (seemingly, every sweeps season!), which cheapens the drama. Most of them died for nothing and didn't serve the story. Shannon? Eko? Even Charlie (it was clear that Charlie could have jumped out that door and closed it in plenty of time). Death is easy drama and I insist that a show as good as Lost work harder.