Also: I wanted Derek Jacobi to have more time in his turn as the Master. Dammit. The other thing I thought as I watched Jacobi act was that a good actor can sell the dorkiest lines. He was quietly shaming everybody else on the set with him. Though Tennant had his moment at the end.
I flatly refuse to clap my hands and believe in Time Lords, by the way. No. Please. No.
I note that Martha allegedly has a character arc, but it's all off-screen, and a parallel to Mickey/Rickie's plot arc. The lesson might be that strong people need to be separated from the Doctor to find themselves. Did Sarah Jane Smith need him?
So! In the end, my opinion is that it's great Russell T. Davies resurrected Doctor Who. But he's one of the worst writers for his own show. Somebody should stop him.
Random: Oh, gawd, Penny Arcade, how I love you.
Bonus random: Saving the Internet with hate.