I won't rehash all the events for the sake of my own tenuous hold on sanity. But, I have come to some conclusions.
Angel will be the only Joss Whedon show in town next season and I've got to figure out how spoiled I want to be. With changes happening (no worries people, I won't be discussing them) how much information do I want to know? I do wish to know how the season is to begin, to see how Joss has decided to deal with some issues, but beyond that I'm not sure. Maybe what happens in the season premier will determine that for me. I guess it just depends if Joss is going to rip out my guts amd twist them in knots again.
Now, I did make an actual decision earlier in the week regarding just where I go for information regarding the show and discussion of it. For me, personally, The Big Bad Board has increasingly lived up to it's name. Yeah, I love Spike too, but not to the detriment of the other characters or writers. It's just not fun anymore. Most of my friends wised up long ago, realized it wasn't worth the battles, and moved on. And it shows. The depth and breadth of discussion just ain't there anymore. It's a chore for me to even post now.
Now, don't believe this means I won't be at the board anymore. I'm not giving up chat or perusing the safe haven caille has set up in fanfic or the relative calm of the OT areas. I just don't plan on commenting on either Buffy or Angel there anytime in the forseeable future. I'll continue to post my thoughts here, of course, for anyone who cares to read them. And I've begun looking at other boards where people are actually *gasp* civil and open minded.
But, for all the grief there of late, I am entirely grateful for it's existence. Without the BBB I would never have met Crystal, Lynn, Cindy, Chris, Caspy, Jonesie, Dubs, Aia, Scarlett, Hope, Gypsy, GG, Sal, Caille, and if I missed anyone my apologies and a thousand tongue lashings which jonesiexxx will happily apply. :)
Oh, and before you feel neglected Jackie, I technically met you through Crystal first. :p