For me, it wasn't just that.That’s exactly how I’ve felt about it for years!
Just last night I was going through my recorded shows and realized I never watched the last episode and had an epiphany that I was tired of forcing myself to keep up with it.
I not only erased the episode but canceled the series in my DVR.
If they’d have stuck to the struggle against the undead, failing or scarce resources, weather, disease, etc. I may have stayed more interested but all the show turned into was war porn of one battle after another with other survivors that played out so slowly that it became absolutely boring.
***** Potential spoiler alert for folks who haven't watched the show and are thinking of watching it*****
In theory if a TWD style zombie apocalypse ever occurred, I'd agree that other surviving humans would potentially pose a far bigger threat than slow moving zombies, as supplies and resources dwindle.
What irked me, beginning in Season 2, and then just continuing until I couldn't stand it anymore, I attribute to lazy writing.
For example, within a fairly short span of time, survivors would quickly learn what draws/attracts walkers, and how to avoid that and/or how to avoid being surprised/ambushed when searching an unknown place. Or they would've been bitten and died.
But throughout the entire show, whenever they needed to add a little peril, the characters would just 'forget' these simple things.
It would seem pretty obvious that post-apocalypse, firearms proficiency and marksmanship would be very good skills to have. Especially long range marksmanship.
Yet, when the group ends up where they're fairly secure, with a good stash of guns and ammo, not one single person in the group has decent experience hunting/shooting a rifle, and would teach it to everyone else?
With food being scarce, no one wants to learn how to hunt/track game when you have a member with that expertise?
How many times would the group have been in way better shape if they'd had multiple members capable of hitting targets out to even just 200-300 yards? I can teach someone how to do that in less than an hour, with just 3-5 shots if ammo was limited.
Sure, the show would be more anticlimactic if every time some 'Evil leader' starts their monologue out in the open, they got popped in the head. But once again, that's where creative vs lazy writing comes in.
OK, not everyone has military experience. Yet, when they DO wind up with members with military experience in the group, somehow, no one seems interested in teaching the group small unit tactics?
If you know approximately when and where a convoy of vehicles with bad guys is showing up, and you have lots of people, with lots of guns and ammo, and a rocket launcher... you don't have to know what the terms enfilade and defilade mean, to figure out a good way to wipe out the opposing force.