The finale was incredibly on point. It had almost everything I wanted to see wrap up and more. As an AVID Office nerd (probably bordering on weird, really), I think it all ended very, very well. The cast fought for a "farewell" season and extended episodes at the end for a reason, and it really showed. Some points I'll make:
- Michael Scott's role in the finale couldn't have been better, given the circumstances of Steve's (probable) reluctance to do much.
- The emotional attachment the cast had for this show was incredibly apparent and downright inspiring. When Greg Daniels talked about how they could never assemble that group of people again, I think he was on the money. It's unfortunate that folks aren't willing to invest in their craft enough to even make the small things believable. Kudos to all of them for that.
- People generally don't like the seasons after Season 3, but I love them all. Season 8 was a little meh, but not because of the absence of Michael Scott - I think the writing was pretty damn subpar as a whole. Just me, though.
- I was ok with Robert California being left out. I did, however, wish I could have seen Jan, Holly, and Gabe for at least a small appearance. That's pretty nitpicky, though.