Once it got past a certain point, I never wanted it to end. I don’t know why. Maybe I realized it was beyond the point of no return. Maybe I was a sadist. But it’s over. And to be honest, I feel a little sad. And a little mad. Life will be back to normal and we’ll be back to not raging about Haruhi. I will say, this was the worst fucking arc of anything I’ve ever seen. You can give credit to KyoAni/Kadokawa for their "boldness," but "boldness" doesn’t mean jack in real life. They could’ve drawn Haruhi, literally, taking a crap on each episode of Endless Eight and it would’ve drawn the same response (actually, probably a response even more hysterical). That is true "boldness." But that’s basically what E8 was: a desperate call for attention by a studio that was apparently out of ideas. As someone who works in marketing, it always bothers me when I hear people say "any publicity is good publicity." The honest truth is: THAT IS A LIE. It’s a lie usually perpetrated by those that are trying to keep their jobs after fucking something up, after some "ingenious" (read: retarded) idea backfires.
Anyway, yeah, Endless Eight is over. And so is any semblance of a positive Haruhi 2 season. I am not going to give KyoAni any credit for "boldness" or "uniqueness", because both of those qualities are easy to achieve. "Quality", however, is not.