I've only been watching a short time. I started watching when Tamara Braun was getting ready to leave the show. She was living in the apartment and before she met her dad. I think it was just a few years ago. And Sam had just moved in with Jason.
Maybe that's why I want some characters together... I'll be a Jason/Sam fan for life. I like the new Carly with Jax ... however, I only saw Tamara Braun with Sonny.
I've noticed that GH goes through months when the storylines are really slow moving, but then there will be a suprise storyline that makes you want to watch.
I also agree that I wish they would do more with the veteran characters. They could really be doing more with Robert/Anna/Robin/Patrick line.