I won’t go down that Last Jedi path...because I liked TLJ. This was just as divisive, dividing fandom down the middle. My wife & I found the finale satisfying, and most of the characters ended up in a place they wanted, or deserved. People didn’t want the show to end...and many were going to be upset and unhappy no matter what the writers came up with(maybe blame Martin for not having the book done). Many people on these boards consider themselves armchair writers, but at the end of the day...it was somebody else’s vision. I’m just along for the ride. That being said, the last TWO seasons did feel rushed, and for certain I would have handled Jamie/Cersei differently. Ultimately...I agree with Stephen’s King’s assessment. Good, bad, or whatever...still 8 of the best seasons ever committed to TV. Thanks to cast & crew! Looking forward to the prequel.