A talk with somebody who has little to no experience fighting depression revealed one thing that is very telling about the disease. First, it is a disease. And treating it isn't just taking happy pills.
Trust me, if there was a pill that simple we'd all take one. And I'm sure there are pills and other meds out there that give you "good feelings." They would not work on suffering from depression, however, and might very well cause harm instead.
The point of anti-depressants is to help balance your brain chemistry so you can think clearly, so that if you did get a good feeling you would actually feel it. They do not take away bad feelings or suppress them, but at least you can feel something.
And there is no cure. Some people need just a slight adjustment. Most have to be on the meds the rest of their lives.