It's obvious that it doesn't matter to the Networks what the loyal fans of any show think!!! There is a long history of Corporate absolutely ignoring the devoted fan base, for example: Babylon 5 (was cut short by Fox to four Seasons, destroying the original story arc. When they decided enough people were writing in they gave JMS the 5th season back - but they'd already done the damage to the story). Farscape (which got canned by NBC, parent of SyFy, until the FANS put together much of the funds to get the 5th season made as a movie. Well done Corporate!) Deadwood, Torchwood, Shattered (2010)... the list of quality shows goes on.
It's always amazed me that the whoever thinks they're in charge feel they have the right to ignore their sponsors, creative producers, crew, talent and fans when something is working. Instead there seems to be a culture of continuously grabbing for a larger market share by futzing around with the format, or cancelling before the story can be told, or continuing a story long after the horse had died and the whip had rotted, and that the SAME ones continue to be allowed to make these decisions...
It also amazes me at how few of us actually arc up over their meddling!
p.s. V (2009) wasn't that bad.