The X-Files ran awesome right up to its end, I was one of those people who were initially upset with Mulder's disappearance and Scully's baby and the whole John Doggett / Monica Reyes angle that it took on post-season 07, but Robert Patrick did a really fine job replacing Mulder. But with the whole Samantha Mulder, the Syndicate and the CSM issues just not going anywhere, but circling around and around and around, it finally came down to the point that at the end of Season 09, the series on the WORST POSSIBLE episode, "The Truth" which played out like a sick, f***ing joke and a manufactured insult to all X-Philes. I mean, what the hell was that, the court deposition with all the "dead" witnesses showing up, including Deep Throat and the Lone Gunmen. They completely lost focus, didn't know what they were doing and how to end it, so they botched it up big time, leaving a very sour taste in the mouth for religiously following the show for so many years. LOST is heading towards that same mistake as far as I can see, and I mirror Stephen's King warning to ABC to go out with some dignity, while there's still some left. So, its best if they get their act together and wind up in the next season, because frankly, with a thousand new shows coming, you cannot afford to keep beating a dead donkey and expecting to hit a jackpot, which is what Fox, ABC and NBC are really, really (in)famous for.