When I heard the final three seasons of lost would be cut down from 24 episodes per season to 16, I was really upset because the more the better and the more weeks I would be waiting for my 1 hour of Lost. What I think the writers wanted to do was to cut out all of the filler episodes and all of this 'boring bits' and put all of the focus on why we love lost.
Confirmed Dead was an action packed episode which was very revealing. I was really suprised that the writers gave us so much information about the newbies and they only just arrived. Usually they keep us in suspense for ages. That's a positive to the 16 episode season, they cram it in meaning every episode is amazing.
One of the helicopter people can aparently talk to ghosts. I'm really upset because although Lost is really science fictional to a point, ghosts and spirits is way to much for me.
Season 4 of Lost is definintly a turning point and the beggining of the end. Things are becoming clearer.