yeah totally understand, and they have had tons of trouble with OOC since like 2x16 up until now. and i think they realized that, and since they havent started writing s4 yet, they can fix everything after peoples reactions toward finale and whole season, so maybe s4 will have a chance of being much better.
Definitely agree! After they came back from hiatus in Season 2 the characters were a little tweaked, and it only seemed to get worse. I'm hopeful that they'll write a better Season 4, but not expecting it anymore - I really think the entire writing staff and the creators need to go back and watch Season 1 and the first half of Season 2 again and remember that we're watching this show because we LOVE these characters. Right now it seems like they're purposefully trying to get us to hate the characters, which doesn't make any sense...
For example, in Season 1 we all loved to hate Chuck Bass, because he was an ass, but he had hidden layers and he was loyal.
Now two years later he's just embarassing.