I suspect this is true of just about any well-loved series that still brings in new fans. You get to watch the reactions unfold, some similar to your own original reactions ... and some new. Plus, it's a good incentive to brush up on what you may have forgotten or at least let dim.
"It's not so much that it's 'shut down' as the government has been rebooted into safe mode."
- Tim and Daniel Shamblin