Right? Just because you have this crazy crush someone it doesn't mean they're awful and cold if they don't fall in love with you. I also just felt that him dying would have been a more suitable end for his character. Even if Katniss still didn't end up with Gale I thought it would have been fitting for Peeta to die and Katniss to have the independent life she wanted. Not waste away in her abandoned hometown with her crazy husband. Thanks for freeing us from tyranny now you get the unhappiest ending ever.