Albert, what do you think of Janie saying Dan was one of the best and should have won? I do think the vote was personal, not game based, from everyone.
It's too bad the jury didn't get to watch the season because they weren't able to see the moves Dan pulled off in detail. Dan pretty much ran the house for the second half of the season IMO. Plus I agree the jury was absolutely bitter. Dan absolutely no question played the better game. IMO, Dan could have gotten to the end without swearing on this and that, but that was his game plan, to play ruthless and to get these big names out of the house. How many big name players did Dan almost single handily take out? Shane, Britney, Frank... those are 3 of the strongest players in the house. He could have gotten Ian out but he pretty much had the choice of who he wanted to take to the F3 (Ian or Shane) because of his manipulation. Let's not forget that he also pretty much had one foot out the door and managed to convince his biggest rival in the house (Frank) to take him off the block. And I completely agree with Will's comment and that the victims of the backstabbings have to take some credit too... they ALL fell for it.
I see some people saying that his social game was bad, but if you think that backstabbing people automatically makes him a bad social player, then I disagree. Dan listened and connected with many of the HGs and got many of them to believe him. Obviously stabbing them in the back worked against him in the end, but that's how he felt he had to play, and he probably hoped that the jury would vote on gameplay rather than voting personal, but obviously that wasn't the case. I think the fact that Dan already won BB before also played a big part in the voting.
In the end, I'm not really disappointed with Ian winning because he also played a great game and Dan already did win before. I just hope it doesn't get to his head. Listening to his speech at the end, I think he feels that he ran the house. I think when he watches the season, he will realize that Dan did play a stronger game.