Why does everyone disliked the ending?
I read a lot of posts here on this GOT board and I am honestly surprised why there are so many negative and disappointments? I guess you all had expectations of you wanted the ending to be but GOT of was never written that way and never what we expected or wanted really happened in this show.
I already knew from early seasons that Danny will never become the queen at the end of this show, to me the signs and clues to who she was there but many of a her hard core FANBOY club believed she was the one. So her death was not surprise to me but I didn't think it would be Jon but maybe Arya, but I knew that Dany's character in the story was written as warning of people who claim right to power. My guess for the king was actually Tyrion or one of the Starks, so Bran was actually a nice surprise and fitting to the theme of the story and Tyrion was a perfect to be the hand, because these two both never were seekers of power. The rest of the characters such as Sansa who also wanted the North to be independent, it made logical sense , Arya's character to be a survivor and now adventurer into discovery new places also fit the story's ending.
And finally Jon's sentence to go back to the Night's watch. John joined the night's watch in the very first season of this show, he wanted to find a way to find freedom of being called a bastard , but his core beliefs and teaching on ethics came from Ned Stark to always do the right thing. He killed Danerys for the threat that she was to the people and his punishment was actual fitting to theme of the story; if you recall what Tormund said to Jon last week's episode that your heart is in the north you belong to the north, that was a clue to me that Jon will return to the North but it happened unexpected sentence of punishment. Jon's riding out with the freefolk that he helped with Tormund next to him was actually a happy ending for Jon and very fitting for a man who never really wanted to be a leader. Not every person like Jon or Ned Stark, who always does the right thing; makes sacrifices to free people or fight for the people and give his life to a cause would end up getting what he really deserves; this was what to me GOT was always about, its not that life is fair; its just life and its unfair harsh realities that we come to accept. The saddest seen to me was when Jon said good-bye to Sansa and Arya because to me the Stark family was what got broken and damaged by it; they were the collateral damage of games and lies for power.
This entire show was dealing with a running theme of POWER, that's why it was called "Game of thrones", because to attain power is a game to those who seek it and killed for it and ended up getting killed; then those who never really wanted it but it came to them through unexpected circumstances and choice due to their character like Jon or Bran.