From the L.A. Times on the possible end of Veronica Mars:
"The final five episodes of the season may well be the last we see of the techno-savvy Nancy Drew, whom a small, devoted audience has followed from her tender high school years. It is one of life's great mysteries that this truly excellent bit of teen noir, created by former "Dawson's Creek" writer Rob Thomas, hasn't fared better in the marketplace. Since its debut, it has been referred to as a "cult classic," that bittersweet descriptor that always manages to seem past tense. A little too hip for the "CSI" crowd, a little too smarty pants for "O.C." fans, "Veronica Mars" defines its own demographic — high school honor students and women's studies majors crossed with adults who still miss "Buffy" and occasionally reread "The Outsiders."
I had to laugh when I read that summary of the VM demographic, as in one way or another all of those descriptors hit pretty close to home.