The final episode of The Vampire Diaries
doesn't give all of the major characters happy endings, but it does give them hopeful ones. Even Stefan
gets to ride off into the sunset with his best friend instead of enduring an eternity of torture. The series manages to finally dispose of its most enduring and destructive villain.
Damon and Elena get their happily ever afters both in life and death, But just because a series comes to a close, it doesn't mean fans are completely satisfied. There are always lingering questions left unanswered. Either past plot holes aren't entirely resolved or the future leaves room for interpretation which is the case when it comes to Damon Salvatore.