I loved Buffy and Angel and have the boxed sets and often watch the DVDs. I watched both series 'live' but didn't get involved in online discussions or complaints about writing or anything like that. I don't even know if there was an outlet for that kind of thing back then. Maybe there was, but it was much smaller. I just watched episodes and liked some more than others. Whoever came up with the annoying 'potentials' storyline killed the show, although I think SMG was done anyway.
Supernatural - well, Dean Winchester - has been my only passion since 2012. And even that is waning now, thanks to Dabb and his weird grudge against the character.
When he came on board Dabb got too focused on 'hunters'. Everyone and their aunt was suddenly a super hunter. The notion of 'hunting' became a dashing and daring thing. It used to be a furtive and dirty and dangerous. Hunters were messed up crazies most of the time. They worked at night and alone. Dabb cleaned it all up and turned it into nothing at all. The whole crux of the show was now - nothing at all.
He totally missed out on what fans wanted from Mary- a family for Dean and Sam. Because they were truly the lost boys. But, of course, Dabb was so hellbent on his 'it's all about hunting, y'all' jag that Mother was drained of motherly warmth and an overnight hunting sensation. (Although more of a Tell than a Show when it came to Mary and hunting TBH. She seemed pretty stupid most times)
And now we have Jack - served up as Teen Castiel for the twitter crowd. Whereas audiences had an opportunity to connect with Cas before his powers waxed and waned according to plot - we've not had the same opportunity with Jack. He was foisted on us To see Castiel lost or beaten or an enemy of the boys was difficult - to see Jack coughing up blood actually made me laugh.
Anyway I realize I've gone on too long and probably in the wrong thread.
I have the horrible suspicion season 15 will be like some poorly composed Fanfiction. Trying to please anyone but the one loyal fans that actually care.
My only excitement at the moment is where Jensen's career will take him.