Where have you gone Aaron Sorkin?

From a chat earlier this week:

Luke: Whats your opinion of West Wing so far this season?
Alex King: I miss Sorkin – BIG TIME
Alex King: dialog is boring
Alex King: characters are flat
Luke: Yeah.. I think I’ll watch one more, but I think I’m done with it.

I’m not quite ready to give up on the West Wing, but already I don’t look forward to the new episodes each week like I have for the last few seasons.

It seems like every episode now has to climax with some huge cataclysmic event. I miss the old shows where the real story was the people and their interactions.