I don't think that every series finale has to be epic or completely wrapped up or definite. I don't watch these long running series (and certainly not the soaps) because I want to know how it ends, I only watch it because I need to know what happens next - until there isn't a "next" anymore. I think there was still something to enjoy in Dallas' last years, but on the other hand I don't understand the argument that it shouldn't end because there are so many jobs involved. Since when do we, the viewers, watch it from that point of view? We watch it for our entertainment, not because we're glad that all the people involved are getting paid. It's like saying "I hate the dream explanation, but oh well, at least people were employed so that justifies everything".