I cried at Dumbledore's year end Leaving Feast remarks. I've never cried like that over a story. Ever. I felt like _I_ had lost a friend as well.
"Goblet of Fire" was definitely the most intense of the four books so far. The next one is coming out in June. Can't wait. There was a lot of build-up in this one for what's coming next.
I'm really not sure what to make of Snape. So far, the message seems to be "keep fighting the urge to think he's a bad guy because he's not". And it's because Dumbledore still trusts him that you're willing to think that he's okay. He might be nasty in the small petty ways that he can to get back at James, Sirius and Remus through Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville. But in the grand scheme of things, he's on the good side.
However, I can't help but think that Dumbledore could be wrong about Snapes. Dumbledore distinctly gives me the impression that although he's very wise in his ability to read people, he could possibly be betrayed. Barty Crouch Jr. had Dumbledore thinking he was Alastor Moody the whole time, until the very end.
Anyway, I've also been keeping a record of how long I'm taking to read.
November 21, 2001 - Started: The Philosopher's Stone
November 28, 2001 - Finished (7 days)
November 28, 2001 - Started: The Chamber of Secrets
December 06, 2001 - Finished (8 days)
December 06, 2001 - Started: The Prisoner of Azkaban
December 16, 2001 - Finished (11 days)
December 17, 2001 - Started: The Goblet of Fire
December 29, 2001 - Finished (12 days)