Also, if they could have just backed out and flown away...
I'm generally in agreement with Charles' view of the finale, as expounded on his blog. But I have been swayed to a slightly more sympathetic view of whether Lost has appropriately "answered" the various questions/problems that it has put forward. Case in point: I was reading another discussion where someone mocked the final for showing the survivors as being able to just take off in a plane using a beach as a runway. Another poster pointed out that it wasn't a beach, but an island runway similar to those often used in WW2, but he had no idea how it magically appeared. Then another person commented that Kate and Sawyer were set runway building duties in season 3 while prisoners of The Others.
Generally, I like Giacchino's score, but it was too often used in the finale to drive the drama in with a hammer.
I thought it was a very good score overall. I agree that it wasn't used well in the final tho'.
For every attractive woman on that show, there's about three or four insanely handsome men.