I loved it. I ignored the last episode
I can't ... I'm a collector (DVDs and Blurays) and my willingness to watch, specifically to rewatch, a film or show depends on a number of factors. Also, like many TV and movie geeks, I get involved in a series to be entertained and to see it through to a reasonable (and complete/tidy) end. I genuinely don't mind how weird a fictional universe is and when I get involved in one my implicit deal with the director/producer is simple: introduce me to your universe, explain to me the rules by which it functions and tell me a good story sticking to those rules as you do. As a rational atheist it seems to me that is the only way to proceed.
So yes, I liked the mini-series, I liked season 1 and, although they lost some of their interest (many series do), seasons 2 and 3. In those seasons ideas were explored, questions were asked and ultimately (assuming the series didn't end calamitously) I expected them to get answered. The first half of season 4 was OK, depressing but OK, and then (post writers' strike) it went to hell. There was a rebellion which seemed to last forever but should have been covered off in one, perhaps two, episodes ... it was dire and finally we got to the finale. My friend and I got together at my house and, beers in hand, watched avidly.
We couldn't have been more bitterly disappointed, the battle between Galactica and the Cylon behemoth was unbelievable on every level, the rescue of the child (Hera?) was unbelievable on every level and the explanations for the phantom Six, Baltar and Starbuck were insulting to anyone who watches such things and expects anything even approaching rationality (especially considering there had been an on-going spiritual conflict between the one and many god belief systems). Like I said Ron Moore is apparently a born again Christian and I felt it was intellectually insulting to give us such trite, "god dun it" answers to the question we had been eagerly seeking answers to throughout the series. My friend wanted to get on a plane, go and see Mr. Moore and explain to him what was wrong with the ending using the well-known method of "persuasion by baseball bat".
As to keeping them, yes I was tempted to keep the mini-series but ultimately I decided not to because the idea of watching something whose end just makes you want to punch things made no sense to me.
Ultimately, good storytelling matters to me, I watched Sons of Anarchy and waited with baited breath for S7. It was, the press releases assured me, the best season yet, the last ever season of the series and implied strongly it would be bought to a coherent end. They lied, it wasn't anything like that, it was simply an unfinished series (the way US TV shows often do because of their "sweeps"), moreover they ended it in the most brutal fashion imaginable which, given it wasn't a proper ending (but was implicitly claimed to be), was absolutely unforgivable. As a result, I will never watch anything written by Keith Stutter again because I now know I cannot trust him.
How old are you?