I actually enjoyed the fact the cases were so simple and straightforward. I imagine in real life, most murders are quite easy to solve, with only one clear suspect. I appreciate it has to occur for artistic purposes, but it sometimes pisses me right off when they have so many red herrings. It seems a ridiculously unlikely coincidence that someone else has a fight with someone about an hour before someone else kills them, thus creating a trail of misleading evidence. I also hate the absurd notion that CSI NY is more guilty of than any of the CSI shows, whereby they find a tiny thread of trace evidence at the start that means nothing, then after a trail of red herrings, some cocky melt like Hawkes or Lindsay will suddenly reveal that a hair found on the victim was from some rare tiger that can only be found in one venue in the entirety of the tri state area, which seems highly convoluted to me.