I was only sad to see Kimia leave. And the junior chess kid from Mazandaran.
My impressions of being in Iran recently and speaking to many friends and family inside Iran is that it is a very poisoned society. There is no hope and people are not happy at all and society is sick! I can't think of a better way to say it than that.
But the Iranians I speak to are not necessarily representative of all Iranians (mostly from Tehran and northern Iran - all very educated, not religious, etc). Iran is such a big country with such a radical divergences of opinions and lives that I hesitate to really put labels on the situation, but clearly things are not good.