I was just at Fanfiction dot net (the home of the abandoned fic) where I foolishly had read 6 chapters of a Harry Potter fanfic without checking the update date. It was published in January of 2005 and updated last at the same time. When I checked the authors profile I found a note stating that their fanfic had not been abandoned, they had plans to finish it. When would this be, when the Goddess speaks to you personally. Just be honest and say "No, I have no plans to finish my stories." Honestly I'm not the same person I was when I was writing fanfiction, I have bits and pieces of it living on my computer that will never be finished because I've changed all the way around and know that no matter how hard I try I will never write anymore on it.
I would have much more respect for that author for being honest with the readers and themselves and telling us that things have changed in their life and they've moved on. I'd stop checking the half dozen or so that I have bookmarked if the authors would ever admit as such on the story or site. Usually if it hasn't been updated in about 18 months I delete it from my bookmarks, but there's a few I have eternal hope for an ending. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to get it, but I keep hoping.
My other rant from Harry Potter is another story I was reading (hey I checked and it was complete!) that started out as a Harry going to a different school and suddenly became a SUPER Harry and even a PERFECT Harry. The only thing that made it worse was the fact that Harry had fallen in love with Hermione (at age 8) and so it became a (you guessed didn't you) a SUPER PERFECT Hermione so she could join Harry at this wonderful school in America where they learned everything so they could go to Hogwarts.
Why would you go to Hogwarts if you're getting such a wonderful education? Much as I adore Harry Potter you must admit the teaching there was a bit, lax... okay it kinda sucked. They have a ghost who only teaches one aspect of History (the goblin wars), a teacher who likes to predict her students deaths (Divination), a teacher who constantly insults and hinders his students from learning (Potions) and we won't even go into Defense Against the Dark Arts. There's a Headmaster who at best is a poor administrator due to his teacher choices and at worst is a manipulative person who does not seem to be concerned about the welfare of this students.
So why would you leave a good school with a good education for one with a bad track record? In this particular story it was because Harry knew his parents wanted him to go to Hogwarts just like they had. My mom never graduated from High School but I never thought that meant I should drop out and have babies. My mom wanted me to get a good education which is what Harry's parents probably wanted for him.
Oh well, I just needed to get it off my chest because like I always say... If you don't like the story, don't read it, nobody is forcing you!