I remember reading the final Harry Potter book, and was pretty satisfied with the way it all turned out. (The final battle between Harry and Voldemort was underwhelming but I really wasn't expecting anything huge). I even found the epilouge to be kind of touching, and a nice final send off for the characters. Then I go online and chat with my friends. Needless to say they HATED it. When I asked why, they either said: "What the hell was up with that fan-fic-like Epilouge?!" "WTF? Harry LIVES!?!?!?" "They killed Snape?!" Stuff like that. The most popluar complaint was that Harry lives and the Epilouge. And I'm trying to figure out what the big deal is. Were people actually expecting Harry to die? He's the Main Character for goodness sake. And yes the prophecy said one them had to die, but that seemed obvious from the get-go. Of course he was gonna find a way to kill Voldemort. It was a no brainner for me. And I liked the Epilouge because despite all the crap Harry went through he still managed to have a happy life in the end. Him dying would just be too much. Sure he'd be with his parents and all, but who would stop Voldemort for one thing. And wouldn't that send the wrong message? "Your life has been hell, and the only way out of it is to die"? Not exactly uplifting.... So what's with all the hate?