That was the only verdict the series could have and they did set it up in a way that was believable. I liked the line by Adama, "Not guilty is not the same as innocent." The prosecution honestly didn't prove his guilt. We all know he is because we have seen everything that goes on with him, but they didn't prove it in the courtroom.
It looks like Apollo had gotten through to Baltar to with his speech, but the SOB, after just being 'forgiven' by the judges turns right around and starts his crap again, trying to find a new way to promote himself even if it's at the expense of humanity.
And why no Syx in Baltar's head? It was a typical Syx moment to jump into his head and help puff him up, you almost expected it. Was she to wrapped up with Roslyn, Sharon, and Hera?
I'm not entirely convinced that the ones they seem to indicate are really cylons. The 40 year thing with Tigh would call for an entire rewrite of everything so far. Roslyn still seems like a more likely candidate, she even sensed the power failure just before it happened.
On the other hand, maybe these last five cylons have been humans for so long ... gone through so much that they will now be more human than cylon ... and be the group that brings both races together?
I was thinking Starbuck was a cylon too but now, again, I'm not so sure. It looks like they are taking a page from the original series ... the white light people took her away for awhile then brought her back? Am I kidding?
And one final note here. How to kill a television series ... continued in 2008. Nine months between seasons? How many people will forget it?