There is something that baffled me about the ending. I was under the impression that, as geleb said, if Guybrush used the shred of Life to close the rift then he would be stuck in the Afterlife for eternity. How did Guybrush get out using Elaine's wedding ring at the end? He not only returned to the land of the living but he got his true form back. Maybe I have overlooked something very obvious and should replay it again but could anyone clear this up?