It seems to me that at the time it came out, there was a small (But fairly vocal) group of people who adamantly liked the ending of STILL LIFE because of its ambivalence. I was one one of them. I remember spending days disdussing the ending on this site. We never really agreed and never actually solved the problem, but that seemed to add to the enjoyment of the game.
Several of you might remember that the same thing happened when
SCRATCHES came out.