Also, dude, i think i have to stop reading reactions. I honestly didn't think the book was all that good on the whole, it didn't give me great faith in JKR, the more i read the more dissatisfied i am with the book... i read tons of fanfic, largely HP this past week, and i felt a bit ashamed because usually when i binge on fanfic it's because i have such love for the source text, but JKR creates such potential and a lot of fanfic capitalizes on that. But as i sink further and further into not being a fan of Book6, i don't even want to read fanfic for the fandom -- it makes me feel like i have a weight in my gut or something. And i certainly have no interest in fanfic coming out of this particular installment of canon.
I do want to know what my friends thought of the book, though, so i suppose i will persevere, because i am an obsessive completionist.