David Chase is the biggest pussy in TV history. The Sopranos finale was the worst pile of trash ever, from the gratuitous crushing of Phil Leotardo's head to the manufactured tension "is my TV OK?" ending. The last episode of Seinfeld was better. The last episode of *Alias* was better. Given a multitude of choices of how to wrap up one of the most successful television series ever, Chase chose the chicken's way out and did... nothing. All of the fanboys and girls will talk about what a genius he is, but the simple truth is that he had no idea how to end the series.
On the plus side, I suppose he's guaranteed a lot of sales of the final season DVD set with alternate endings. Rat bastard.