I liked it but it was not be favorite viewing. I cried every time a favorite died but cheered like mad at Morgana's death and so appropriate that it was at Merlin's hands. I liked watching Arthur deal with the magic slowly and in the end you can see if he had lived he would have still been as close to Merlin and they would have even had fun with the magic thing. How I would have loved a couple of episodes with him and Merlin fooling around with the magic. The scenes were just as the should have been in the finale--the two brothers dealing with it all and yes, it was appropriate that he die with Merlin.
Even though they weren't in a scene together, as always I had a sense of Arwen watching through her and the one thing he did in wanting her to rule when he died. And as I said on the spoiler thread, I feel satisfied after having seen their final time together in the tent. I'm glad Gaius, Leon and Percival survived and will stand by her and now we know they'll at least have a measure of peace with Morgana gone. But with aching hearts. I like to imagine that she and Merlin will be even closer now, hearts joined by their love for Arthur and they'll comfort each other. The final scene didn't do for me, but oh well.
By the way, Boom-moo, I'm sorry if my comment on the spoiler thread about people twisting the relationship made anyone take offense. I meant when people put things into it that aren't the intent of the writers, but I do recognize people can certainly "ship" whoever they wish. I usually stay away from that topic but was trying to express myself that as an Arwen fan I have no trouble with them focusing on the A/M as there tends to be some controversy on that. Sooo, anyway, I do apologize if it was taken as an affront; just mentioned what does sometimes bother me.