Walt personifies delayed gratification gone amok and that's why all of us guys in our 40s are rooting for him deep down. Revelation from Hank last episode that his career will be over if/when he catches Walt gives the latter just enough slack to make an escape from the whole situation.
"I'm told that since the eyes of two people cannot occupy the same point in space at the same time, each observer sees a different rainbow. The same, I think, could be said of the past. The past is what happened, history the way we remember." Gerard DeGroot