For the record: I thoroughly enjoyed this show from the very first episode.
I could deal with Lost having broken up seasons. I could deal with waiting a couple of months between episodes from time to time. It was frustrating, but the show was decent enough that it was worth it.
So Lost is starting season 5 in 2009. Wouldn't that make it a year, or at least nearly an entire year between seasons? To be honest, I couldn't even tell you how the last season ended and I'm definitely not going to devote my hours to rewatching it. The only thing worse than rewatching it all would be sitting through an hour long recap of what the hell happened last season... which I'd bet my right arm they're gonna do as a "TWO HOUR LONG SPECIAL!", meaning that you'll have some stupid hour long recap, followed by a normal episode. Just wait and see.
It was a great show, but I'm done with it. I don't care what their reasons are, it's totally unacceptable to break up the show like this and expect people to still sit infront of the television and put up with it.
Before anyone says: "Just be happy they made it for you to watch." Keep in mind that they don't care about you personally, we're just numbers to them. More viewers, more revenue. It's a decent show, with a piss-poor production schedule.