Nine years is nothing to sneeze at and as others have pointed out,better to end on a high note. It's painful,but not as painful as watching a show that has nothing left sputter towards its end. JAG,Law & Order SVU and Without a Trace are my three examples of this. Jag's last season was ugh,Law & Order SVU jumped the shark like CSI Miami did and has never looked back and Without A Trace...YUCK is all I can say. It's painful but I can look back at nine amazing years of CSI NY and realize that for the most part,it had solid episodes and solid acting to give us an amazing show to watch on DVD and tv.