Too true. :D One of the reasons I stopped watching ER - it just became so predictable you could guess the ending just by the commercials.
Yeah somebody is always saying "It's hopeless. He's dead." like five seconds after the gurney is wheeled in. And it's usually some stupid (and hot) young resident who would never be asked to make a judgment call like that in the first place.
And also the steeled badass doctor always shocks the hell out of everyone when he performs a tracheotomy. Everyone's like "What the hell is he doing?!" The same thing he always does, every episode.