The odd thing about watching Buffy so quickly is that I feel very connected to the characters. I haven't lost all touch with reality or anything, but it's been about two weeks or less and I'm halfway through the 4th season. I'll tell you one thing - some of it is really annoying after my DVD binge. I find the fight scenes really tedious and the theme song grates badly on my nerves.
The first scary episode - Hush, where no one could speak. Now, maybe it was that I was watching it in the dark, late at night, but it made me a bit jumpy. I've never found Buffy spooky before, but that was wiggy, as Buffy would say.
I'm waiting impatiently to get to discuss Buffy with people - so far I'm trying to avoid spoilers. But I liked some of the music and wanted to look it up, so I've done a bit of looking on the web (also to find quotes) and man, is the Buffy fan community intense. It's not a religion, folks! And it most certainly isn't above critical analysis.