Wow, I wouldn't put it like that, but I think that's quite true.
And, dude, no bashing in here? That's just not going to happen. I've never seen so much anger on a single forum in all the time I've spent on forums. Say what you will about Damon & Carlton, but they did create a strong reaction in fans, if you allow me such an understatement.
And another thing. Call me stupid, or whatever, but I'm actually satisfied with the answers they gave. It wasn't a lot, I agree, but to me it was enough.
Dude, we're all adults here. We're allowed to have a difference of opinion, and we should be able to discuss those differences rationally, without lowering ourselves into a flame war.
I won't call you stupid, but I will ask you to honestly look back and try to recall what intrigued you the most of the first five seasons, the plot, or the character development. If you can honestly tell yourself it was the characters, then in a way, I sort of envy you. But I watched for the plot, and if that makes me callous and selfish, then so be it.