Definitely not a criticism. Just an observation that the writers created more work for themselves in order to take those storylines in a potentially richer direction. You've never heard of that? It's a pretty common thing, though more of a joke than anything else since the odds of actually having a shot with anybody on your list is pretty much nil. And Sophia Bush's character was a pretty realistic reaction to what would happen if most people in a happy marriage were confronted with the reality instead of the fantasy.