I think that sometimes these big tv writers get so full of themself that they don't understand when they are OFF. The same thing happened with Weiner and Mad Men last season, IMO. The writer LOVED it, but the viewers didn't.
I wasn't as bothered about some of the characters leaving as most here, so I think I will stick around for another season. Mainly, because I like Christina. If she goes to PP, I may lose some interest.