I thought this was so well done, that I don't even care that it didn't exactly match the book. I'm amazed that we were able to see inside all of these different characters' heads, and you end up feeling sympathetic to all of them (Except Bella and her crew- she's just nuts!)
The whole Snape/Dumbledore/Harry/Draco thing was made just transparent enough to show that it is way more than it seems.
It was really well set up to lead into the final parts of the whole story, building on each person's motivations.
I mean, really, attack Molly Weasley's family in their own home?? I can't wait to see her in the final battle for Hogwarts! It sets her up perfectly, so her part doesn't seem out of character later. Genius!
Our theater had another showing at 3:20 am, and I so wish I could have stayed to see it again.
I cried. As soon as they apparated back to Hogwarts, I wanted to throw up, I was so nervous about the impending scene. But I cry everytime I read the book, too, so that was no surprise at all. The worst part was watching Dumbledore have to drink the poison. And I love that they put strength behind his "Please" on the tower, because I know people felt like he was begging in the book. I'm okay with skipping the funeral- but I predict that is where the next movie will start.