personally i thought the end of SCARFACE was "cinematic art".
if sopranos went down the way of "sex in the city" or "6 feet under" fans should feel robbed.
i think the writing was kind of a copout that you see alot in hollywood these days. that movie "my ex girlfiend is a superhero (or whatever) is a perfect example.
a plot starts out rather decent and then the writer realizes he has to wrap it up quicker than he intended. the result is usually crap.
atleast tarantino didnt make the same mistake with the "kill bill" series. a great story coulda been ruined if it were all crammed into 2 hours. some stories need their just due.