I never expected that to happen.
No more Chosen One -- every girl who could be a Slayer, is. Pretty neat. And it makes for a great premise should I want to run a Buffy RPG game and have multiple Slayers. Wonder how it will affect the game?
I was glad to see Faith survive, as well as the old stalwarts and my two favorite Slayers-in-training, Kennedy and Amanda. It was kind of a bummer to see poor Anya go, though. I felt like crying for a minute -- I almost wish it could've been someone else -- Xander, maybe, after the way he acted like a total putz last season. Ah, but that's just me.
Spike certainly went out with a bang; I'll miss the blighter. :-) "School's out for the bloody summer," indeed. But I guess he proved that there's some good in him, after all. Who'da thunk, back when he made his first appearance in Season 2?
"I'm getting the brush-off for Captain Peroxide?" -- Angel *snicker, snicker*
"I used to be a respected Watcher. Now I'm a wounded dwarf with the mystical strength of a doily." -- Giles
Sunnydale falling into the earth -- I remember hearing that Whedon had originally planned for that to happen at the end of Season 5, but it ended up going on for two more seasons. It still worked, though. Have to admit that while we were watching it, the hubby and I were like, "Holy Sh*t!" as Buffy runs along with the whole town collapsing behind her.
All in all, quite a satisfying ending for the series. Much better than last season, or the series finale for Farscape (which I still mourn...)