Okay, so apparently I'm in the minority.
Again, I want to clarify that I did enjoy the books. I just didn't get the rapture and ecstasy that so many of the rest of you did. Don't want to take away from your experience at all, just saying that I didn't share it. And frankly, I wish I had. Your version sounds a lot more fun than mine!
I'm very open to being persuaded, though. This thread has already reminded me of several things I enjoyed about the books and didn't take time to mention above. It was just that their perceived failings were foremost in my mind.