I don't get the complaint about the pattern of the show being 1) hold up somewhere 2) Fight Walkers/other people 3.) Forced to move on. Not targeting you specifically, but I have heard a few people complain about this and I don't really get it. For starters, they haven't even really been following this pattern since the main group has been at the prison for over a season now. I find it more boring when they hold up somewhere for long periods - keep them on the run! There are literally millions and millions of undead and everyone still around is fighting for increasingly scarce resources. No where is really safe for long - if it was, then it would be stupid that all these other places were overrun. If the survivors found someplace safe to live forever, then what's interesting or scary about that? I don't know about others, but I'm sick of the prison at this point and glad they are actually moving on. I feel like people are complaining that the cast is always running from zombies - that's the show people!
Honestly, I think they're doing an incredible job of keeping it fresh. Introducing new characters here and there, fighting off a variety of dangers (the flu? awesome idea), shifting alliances and relationships. This last run with the group all getting separated from the prison is one of the greatest chapters from the books and I loved seeing it in the show. What the hell is everyone going to do now that they're on their own with the protection of the gates or each other? In the book, this is the end of the council and the return of a more determined, kick-butt Rick. There are lots of other interesting survivors to run into and places to investigate. What happens when the food runs out? What are they going to do about bullets long term? Who will they run into next? Who can they trust? I'm homesick for the back half of the season already!