The way I see it, Preacher is saying "you can't live by the John Wayne/Old West morality any more - it's just not feasible." To which my response is - "Yeah. No shit." We're expected to feel sorry for Jesse Custer and whatsername (Was it Tulip? Something batshit like that) because they keep living by this long-dead, unrealistic moral code, and it keeps fucking them up. They know the reason, they talk about how this morality keeps screwing them over, and they do it anyway. That to me is just stupid. Cassidy was okay, but he got to be a whiny little pissant there towards the end. Also, the series has sweet fuckall for antagonists. The Allfather and the new Jesus are pathetic, The Saint of Killers more or less joined their side, and Starr was mangled to the point of nonexistence for the sake of "humor" that's only funny if you're eight. Everyone kept telling me, "Just read a little farther, read a little farther, it gets good," and then I finished the fucking series completely unable to understand the draw. As far as I can see, the draw consists entirely of jeuvenile bathroom humor combined with lots of silly, stupid, borderline slapstick violence. That's just not my book, I'm sorry.