Fans enjoy Luke with Tracy. (

Diane adds some much-needed humor. (

Our writers had their say on what was the best and worst of last year (Best and Worst Story Lines of 2007), now it's time to hear from the masses. Our message board was used to pose the questions and before we get too entrenched in what's going on in 2008, let's reflect back one more time on the hits and misses of 2007.
It's interesting how the "favorite" and "hottest" winners turned out to be the same character in both genders. Jason took it for the guys (with newcomer Johnny Zacchara a distant second) and Elizabeth won the female category (with devilish Maxie getting her fair share of favorable votes). As for everyone's idea of what was the best comic relief in what was otherwise a pretty morbid year, Litigator of the Year, Diane Miller, came out way ahead of the crowd. Geeky Spinelli enjoyed several votes as well. What story line brought out the most tissues? You name it, with major characters like Alan, Emily and Georgie taking dirt naps in 2007, it was pretty much an ongoing sob fest. The demise of lovely Miss Quartermaine got the most votes, however. As for the best onscreen kiss, Jason and Liz were clear winners, although voters were torn between the first "I love you" kiss and the lip-lock in the barn during the Black & White ball. It seemed that Ms. McCall's actions were what got viewers the most angry, whether it was when she stood by (behind the bushes, no less!) and watched Jake being kidnapped or hired thugs to mug Jake and his mommy in the park. Jake's long, drawn-out paternity revelation also provided angst in our viewes' lives. Can you guess which character proved to be the most annoying in 2007? Here's a hint: She wants a baby but doesn't seem to want to spend any time with her husband. Need more? Okay, she doesn't want her ex-husband but she doesn't seem to want him to be with anyone else either. Yes, the fingernails-on-the-chalkboard rambling Caroline Benson Quartermaine Corinthos Jacks was the winner!

Some interesting commentary came from the polling process. (You can see for yourself by going here: GH Message Board Thread Poll.) When it came to selecting her choices for "Best of 2007" loveliason65 wrote, "Luke & Tracy are wonderful. Never thought I could see Luke with anyone but Laura. But Jane Elliot is such a good actress and has wonderful chemistry with Tony G. She made me take a step back and think about the dysfunctional reality of Luke and Laura. Also, I like to see two mature people who are funny, sexy and smart together. Loads of fun this year." Rainstormraider wrote that "...Elizabeth's struggle with doing what is right for the love of her children, her family and her friends against what she thinks will be the safest route...." was among her favorites.

The worst story lines of 2007 brought its fair share of quotable insights as well. Liason Gal succinctly wrote her opinion. "The good should outweigh the bad and I don't think it did last year." GH1980Always voiced her concerns that violence has taken over for "love in the afternoon" and mused, "…the question is will it ever 'be' that way again or has TV changed so much that they can't write a great meaningful storyline without all the violence?”

All good points. We are two weeks into 2008 and no one has died yet, so that ought to count for something right? Love is in the air between Sonny and Kate, Max seems to be showing some interest in Diane and Patrick has been seen looking lovingly toward Robin. Dare we dream that Valentine's Day in Port Charles might not have anything to do with a massacre at all?