Yeah, fuck that retarded thinking, and fuck you for thinking that retarded thinking.
The writers were told on day fucking one "you will have 78 episodes" okay? That was one of the things they explained in their last interview, that Netflix had guaranteed they'd get a full 78 episodes, so the show would definitely have a beginning, middle, and end.
You know what a mildly responsible and competent writer does in that situation? Makes a fucking plan. A good plan, something that can be roughly stuck to with some tweaking. Flesh it out, bit by bit, but figure out what the ending will be, what the arcs will be, what the themes will be, what the POINT will be, and then build on that framework.
The Voltron writers didn't fucking do that. The threw out their own Bible. They winged every fucking season, figuring their "instincts" would guide them right. That's why nothing came together, why nothing felt like it had been built toward properly, why tangents went nowhere, why ideas got introduced way too late in the show. Because they didn't have the goddamn competence needed to make a fucking roadmap and use it.
"Their mistake was pandering" my fucking ass. They could have done a media blackout and never read a single tweet any fan ever made, the show still would have been a disaster because the retards thought they could make a rewarding show by just making up every season from scratch with no fucking plan.