My goodness, this show is good. I had only seen a few episodes, which were all ok, but didn't seem particularly special. Anyway, I blind bought seasons 1-3 on DVD because of Larry David and the fact that everyone I respect in the comedy world adores this show.
Holy shit, it's good. I don't know why i didn't watch it before. Probably because BBC really screwed about with this show a lot at the time. Plus, I had an unreasonable prejudice against it because it was an American sitcom with canned laughter.
I'm so pleased I bought it. Seems to me to be one of the most influential and well written comedy shows of all time, so far. I have 6 more series of BRAND NEW episodes to watch. I'm so happy. I sure hope it didn't fall into a decline.