Originally Posted by Dennis
With HIMYM, the creators based it on themselves. Obviously, at some point it's going to have to form two divergent paths (unless you're like Seinfeld and incorporate even the making of a tv show into the script). So they need to come up with new ideas and are forever striving to make it new and fresh while at the same time keep it true to form. That's a very fine line to walk. I wouldn't want to have to try doing it! Because you're always - without fail - going to disappoint someone.
With HIMYM, ideally, from a fans perspective, they should have let it come to it's natural conclusion. To do that, it should have ended by now. It's no longer organic, like it was at first. And it's leaving a bad taste in the mouth of viewers.