Ugh, HIMYM is one of the only shows I have ever STOPPED watching. Normally when I commit to a show I am in for the long haul, but that one aggravated me so much I simply had to give it up.
They should change the name to "Everything That Ever Happened to Me EXCEPT How I Met Your Mother".
My real problem was that the writers set the table wrong for that show and kept trying to paint themselves out of a corner. IE: Ted and Robin. The whole first part of their run was them doing this whole Ross/Rachel type dance, to the point where they got me to root hard for them, only to pull the rug out from under me by screwing them up. And then when Gay Barney got into the picture, I was done.
I HATE shows where all the characters end up dating each other at one point or another. That's just lazy.
The Slapsgiving episode was awesome though.