Via Hitfix. The tone is basically fuck the fans because its our show and we know what is best for you to know at all times. I disliked the Jacob and MiB backstory because it wasn't executed very well. You can go from the pulp fiction like yellow light cave to the appearance of the smoke monster( I get its the desires of Jacob's brother come to life) to the "rules" which is never fully explained and how it was created. Just the this is how it is and thats that writing turned me off.
I don't expect cut and dry explanations, but a bit more than " I am special" and its variations is needed.