You speak the truth. The anime isn't too shabby, either, and you should show it to your friends after you've watched it so you can watch what happens to their faces when they finish the last moments of the final episode. Bring a camera. It's always worth it.
the anime has the same problem as many other anime that are based on a manga. the manga isn't finished when the anime goes into production. most of these anime have a weird and unsatisfying end. Berserk is one of these.... unfortunately. But apart from the end it's quite enjoyable - it just makes not much sense without the manga
I'm really hoping for a sequel.
The manga btw is one of the best I've ever read.