Completely agree with ya', Cap'n. I think that's another reason why I feel this Bond is the best Bond ever.
It's action packed. It's an emotional roller coaster ride, and it's a glimpse into Bond's past that we never got to see before. This movie was meant to help us understand Bond. It may have demystified him a little bit, but it did so in a good way. I now find Bond a far more compelling character than ever before.
And in many respects, this movie really passed the torch.