I finished watching Spice and Wolf yesterday. I was completely and utterly captivated by it. The animation was great, and the music was beautiful, especially the second season OP. Sure it has some downsides. Too much time spent talking about economics (yawn), and not enough time spent on the burgeoning relationship between our two main characters.
Unfortunately, the experience is marred by the fact the second season just... ends. And it isn't a conclusion, it's open-ended. Our heroes walking off into the sunset (so to speak), with only one character truly saying the words we all wanted to hear.
Alas, a third season seems so unlikely, that I'm more likely to win a marathon than any of us seeing a Spice and Wolf 3.
That is the gut-wrenching thing about this. We know there is more story to this. We want to see more from the anime. But it's been over 6 years since there was a new episode of Spice and Wolf. I'm actually being forced to purchase the source material (17 light novels) in order to see what happens next. I don't want to have to do that... but I don't have a choice.
I'm the kind of person who would give anything he liked 10/10. But I know Spice and Wolf isn't quite there. An 8/10 would have to suffice, with points taken away for too much economics, not enough Holo, and yet another open-ended ending.