Exactly, maintaining the status quo. WHY? The manga is OVER, you don't need the status quo anymore. I wanted to see whether they'd cure their curses, I wanted to see the marriage, I wanted to see Ryouga getting lost while looking for a suicide cliff, I wanted to see the goose dude get punched in the face trying to comfort a heartbroken Shampoo, I wanted to see Ranma explain everything to his mom. I wanted CLOSURE. Because it's THE END.
I read all that shit just for the ending to be like "Lol, nothing happened, but eventually they'll get married. Adios readers!"