I'm going to come in with Florinda. I think she did a fair job of it. It was definitely a departure from what we're used to--no fun prowling around the castle--but that was sort of the point. As to the sitting around tents, yeah there was a lot of that. But, just like Order of the Phoenix, I think that was intentional. Great Adventures are often simply brief moments of excitement breaking up long periods of sitting about waiting for something to happen. I think Rowling does a good job of capturing that--she did it in Order of the Phoenix, and continues it here.
Neville does rock. I think Neville WAS Harry at Hogwarts this year. I would love for her to give us a book of what happened during the year that Harry, Ron, and Hermione were on the run.
Some things that bothered my nitpicky soul: How was Colin Creevy even at Howarts to be killed? He's a mudblood. According to Voldemort's new rules, he would have been declared Wandless. Voldemort's arrogance about the Room of Requirement was another sticking point. Sure, he's a vain guy. Pretty full of himself. But how in holy hell could he have possibly looked at the clutter and debris of that room--especially the very well described "kidness" of it, and assume that no one had ever been there before him, and that therefore, no one would be there after? And I do not buy for one second that wee James Potter has no idea of who his father, Aunt, and Uncle are. Even had Harry sheltered his children their entire lives--and I really don't see how that's possible since Harry is pretty much the Messiah of the Wizarding World. His fame as the Man Who Killed Voldemort makes his status as The Boy Who Lived seem insignificant, I bet--the kid goes to Hogwarts now. There is no way he remains ignorant in the face of that. I appreciate the attempt to show that it didn't all go to Harry's head and that he's just an ordinary bloke, but it's patently ridiculous.
I cried when Fred died. I loved the Weasley twins. Another thing I would love to see is how George fared without him. Firewhiskey and Veelas, I imagine. But could Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes really be so brilliant with just one of them? So much of their joy in life seemed to come from feeding off of each other.
I loved Molly's big moment! How wonderful to see her revealed as more than just a dumpy housewife, but as an incredibly powerful witch in her own right. I take that as a powerful commentary of the hidden strengths of the women behind the stoves.
I thought Rowling handled Snape brilliantly. She has all through. Right up until th every end, I had no idea whose side he was on (his own, clearly). Even as he lay dying, I found myself wishing that this vile, repulsive man, a clear villain, would be revealed to have been on the right side all along. I didn't feel that the revelation disappointed at all. I think Snape's complexity may be Rowling's crowning achievement of this series, and cheesy though it was, I was touched by Harry's tribute to him in th epilogue.