I have had more e-mail about the final chapter in Creative Composition than I can recall getting for anything else. Some people agreed with it, but most readers hated it. As an interesting consequence, I've watched the score for the story drop rather precipitously from a high of over 8.5 to about 8.25 (and it's still falling).
Since so many people have wanted something different for an ending, I've decided to afford everyone an opportunity. I've opened a thread on my blog, at Creative Composition Debate.
You are all invited to comment, flame me, suggest a different ending, plead for something different (even if you're not sure what). You will not need to register for an account, or pay a fee. Everything is open.
I will not guarantee that I will change the ending to suit anyone, but I will guarantee that I will listen, I will debate things with you, and maybe, just maybe, I'll be convinced to change the ending to something a little more uplifting.