(I could have sworn I wrote something in reply to this thread last night, but it doesn't seem to be here -- so, I'll give it another go and hope you will forgive me if it appears redundant to something that I may (or may not) have posted somewhere else.)
If Mr. Melozzi is receiving "hate mail" or anything less than mature, constructive criticism from the fanbase, then it is damaging and counter-productive to our interests, which is to have the best hour a week of any TV program.
I have read some wonderful well-considered comments from several writers here (sadly, not all, of course) and it is a pity that TPTB do not also get to hear these voices. Perhaps some letters, which we could pass amongst ourselves via PM first to test reaction and reasonability, then mailed to Melozzi and co. would help TPTB see some different ways to handle audience sensitivities to radical plot shifts and cast changes.
Such letters should not focus on what should have happened a season ago or on unrealistic desires -- yes, I want Daniel back, too, but it has to be handled from what is now
. Accepting what's done as done, we could suggest ways to strengthen the currently fragile view of JQ's character and perhaps subtle ways to re-instate DJ without violating the "glow collective's Prime Directive" (pardon the rhyme
At rock bottom, I think JM and TPTB need to hear from the portion of the audience who cannot be discounted as "hormone-crazed females deprived of eye-candy" or as radical shippers with unrealized fantasies that violate every known U.S. military code or as disgruntled "Jonass" haters.
If a 7th season is being contemplated, but not as yet written, our speaking out now could have an impact.