So glad to see other "oldies" who are really into the whole Harry Potter phenomenon. I just started the book/movie series last year & have been making a point of finishing each book right before I saw the corresponding movie.
I can't wait another year or more for the last book, so it gets read right after I see the Half Blood Prince. After seeing the last one in IMAX, I want to see this one that way the first time too. Unfortunately, the nearest IMAX theater is a couple of hour drive, so opening night isn't a possibility.
I also have become a fan of Alan Rickman, in fact, the casting of the whole movie series is superb. So many of them are so close to how I pictured them it's spooky. Even those who don't match as well physically play the parts to a T.