I believe this was one of the final episodes written by Bob Guza. His run at General Hospital was not stellar, but he has had some memorable storylines and episodes and I think he went out on a high note. The proposal was sweet, Kelly Monaco did a good job with the whole thing and it was a well-done payoff for the fans who have been waiting for this day.
And while Jax and Brenda's farewell was a bit rushed, I guess this was a good way for it all to end. They mistreated these characters so much so for them to finally leave together (even if it was just as friends) it showed that this program still does have a little bit of heart left in it.