^^^ I definitely agree with you about the long distance issue. In reality, it's not that uncommon. Many marriages involve one or both spouses travelling due to their job. I think it may put more stress on younger people, but more mature relationships survive because they understand each other, they are probably more independent, and they make the effort to make it work. In regards to GSR and its 'non-fans', people tend to see what they want to see. I suspect some had other ships with Grissom or Sara that they preferred, or they preferred no romance at all. For me, there is no doubt that the chemistry between the actors and the characters was always there. I was intrigued by the subtlety of their relationship from the beginning. GSR was its own mystery, and it's fun do go back and rewatch earlier seasons and look for clues about what might have been going on with them at the time.