Yes. I miss the endless days of walking along the train tracks nowadays
Hilarious, but so true actually! Back in the day I was anticipating every episode, nowadays I just pick one up randomly. The storyline is awful, and when the Negan storyline kicked off everything fell apart in my opinion. It's not only his storyline of course, it's the intertwinement of all these awful storylines. This show has become a maffia-ish show, and seriously I can't be bothered anymore to follow it. It's a mess.
They are strolling around for the first couple of seasons hardly meeting anyone, and now there are 50 camps in a 100 metres radius? Sure sure. I know I'm exaggerating, but you get the point. The heart of this show is the barrenness, the aimlessness, the horror and the chaos of this so called new world. It's defendable and understandable that they changed their focus to the question: 'how can we make a new world in this world?' They did not lose the soul of this show by this 'question shift', but rather by how they have done it. The zombies are 5th ranked enemies, and at this point it's very tough (if not impossible) to get connected to any character. I mean nowadays I wouldn't even care if Daryl died. I may be oversimplifying, but (imo) two options are left: Or they come up with a complete fresh and surprising angle for the following seasons (I would prefer a new young team of producers and writers), or they just they take it off the air. This is going nowhere.