While it's difficult to imagine fans being satisfied with such an ambiguous farewell for the celebrated character (and even harder to imagine anyone enjoying such a peaceful fate on the violent series), it's easy to see why Reedus would enjoy it, and you can't deny Daryl has earned the freedom.
"I didn’t love last season, shooting it. I didn’t see anyone," said Reedus, referring to Daryl's solitary imprisonment during the majority of episodes. "I was crying all the time. I was naked and eating dog food. It was just no fun."