Just finished this yesterday as well, and I'm right with you on your first Random Note. At first I thought it was trying to make me think much deeper and "out of the box" with that string of dialogue from Narissa but I guess it'd make (some?) sense that it would be Faith in the end. If your conclusion is right then that opens up another BIG question of who WAS the first murder victim?
People keep saying that Vinny is leaving. Have they not noticed how much content Patrick started making after he moved to Chicago?
This pretty much sums it up. Since Patrick left he's kinda become a tour of force on the site especially for premium content users. I believe in Vinny's ability to create content. Since he's stationed out in New York with Alex hopefully, when things get settled down after the move, the two of them (and whoever else they might pick up) might be just the kick in the pants this site needs :)