Don't let the bad reviews get you down. While I also didn't care for what happened to Daph it was central to the story. You have written a great story and with the setup you had there was no way to NOT have that happen. I reread my first review and realized I came through Luke warm but after seeing some of the other reviews I wanted to let you know that I'm not luke warm about your stories. This is a great story as are most of your stories.
Keep up the great work and don't let the flamers get you down! :)
Although that type of cliffie is still evil! :)