Keeping Aitken was the right decision in my opinion for a couple of reasons. The first and most important being that after that Bonnyrigg result the players stood up for the gaffer and made it very clear they were still behind him. Everyone was able to start a fresh, so to speak, at that point and draw a line under everyhing that had happened so far this season. We looked a different team after that and Aitken got the chance to freshen things up in January and recruited well. The second reason is I don't believe we had a lot of money to pay off Aitken and his staff and then go and recruit someone good enough to see us over the line. Looking for a gaffer in the position we were in at that stage was entirely different to when we appointed Murray, we were still very much on track for staying up albeit weren't playing well so we didn't have the opportunity to take such a risk. Out of work gaffers at the moment seem to be utter shite, so we would probably have had to go and find someone already managing another club which I'm not sure we had the cash for, or could've found the cash and then struggled on next season to make up the shortfall. So, we could've potentially got rid of Stevie and still gone down, with a worse gaffer in place and been looking at a League 1 rebuild job that could go anywhere. By keeping Aitken we didn't have that cost or headache and gave him his chance to turn it round, with everyone now fully aware that a better standard was the only acceptable outcome.
Even if we go down I'd be inclined to keep him. He has his faults, but he's not a bad gaffer and he knows how to do well in League 1 (I'd argue some of his signings have been more suited to that level).
If there's one thing he's good at it's getting a reaction from his players after a really poor result. Hopefully that shines through again next week, which would be unfortunate for you but glorious for us.