Personally, I agree with that article in everything it says. Both are great shows, but the fun in watching Lost, for me, was thinking all the time: how are they going to wrap all this up? Will they be able to? The answer was very clear: NO. OK, the most important part of Lost, according to its creators, were the characters (Everybody loves Desmond, after all), but if they're going to start to put mysteries without knowing how to resolve then, then they should've omitted them in the first place.
However, in 24, although it has a couple of flaws (mostly on S6 and S5 -yeah, I know all people love it, and while I found valid their reasons to do it, I can't share them, sorry-) the show, as a whole, always provided a consistent script and a complete circle to all the stories they've opened (even the poorly written Dana Walsh's subplot this last season). Plus, even when they were re-using old situations, they've always managed to give them, at least, a minor variation, to keep them fresh and suspenseful. Besides, in spite of the fact they were severely limited by the real time format, they've always succedded in their purposes; a huge difference with Lost, where almost everything was possible of being included in the main story, in order to avoid repetition.
Like I said before, I like both shows. I've bought all seasons of 24 (and I will buy the last one) and I will be buying S5 of Lost soon. But, in this matter, I think 24 has won with a lot of difference.
So, now that both shows have ended, what do you think about this issue?