Im so glad they've realised that you can't use those tactics to get viewers, especially in a high speed broadband and BitTorrent world.
I'm looking forward to the new series but I do feel like Im getting dragged along by Losts inability to give closure on some issues. I love the show but I want some answers!
I think that the "sickness" they talk about on the island messes with peoples memories and perception of time. They've hinted at this a few times in the last series and it could be their ticket to explain away alot of stuff.
"Oh it was just in his/their head/s"
I sincerly hope this isn't the case as it would be like saying "And then I woke up and it was aaaall a dream."
I'm gonna re-watch the last series soon though to try and catch up and I just remembered that Ben moved the whole island and was transported accross the world in the last episode! Wtf is up with that?