Moffat, your prejudices are showing, I’m afraid.
On at least two occasions now, Amy’s fretted that someone who was deeply caring about her (quite why is a mystery to me) when she was in genuine peril, might think she’s clingy. Clearly, in the S5 universe, this is the worst thing a woman can be accused of and, even with her life on the line, any self-respecting female will have the fear of this happening uppermost in her mind.
And I’ve finally figured out the nature of my problem with River Song. River is the male fantasy of a perfect Great Love. She has no lawn to mow, no shelves that require putting up. She makes lots of intellectual demands, but few emotional ones. She keeps her partner in a perpetual state of delicious anticipation, seduction and mystery. She teases and calls him to the chase. She disappears from his life for long periods and makes it clear that she prefers it that way. If Donna was the Best Friend, Martha the Unrequited Admirer and Rose the Girl You Settle Down With, then River is the eternal, archetypal mistress.
And Amy and Rory? Together in memories, dreams and an anticipated future – just about everywhere except an ordinary life, day after day.
If this wasn’t a kids’ show, I think Moffat would be writing the story of the Doctor married to Rose and irresistably drawn towards an affair with River. Yet it’s the people like me, who believed in the potential future happiness of the Doctor and Rose, who tend to get labelled "adolescent and immature". In my case at least, probably by people closer in age to my kids than myself.
Another thought, for those who enjoy musical theatre. RTD is Rodgers and Hammerstein, Moffat is Stephen Sondheim. I was a huge Sondheim fan at one time, but I grew out of it. I got fed up with the way the characters talked and talked but nothing really seemed to happen.