I'm generally pretty bad about watching movies as soon as I rent them, and once in a while I even let them expire. Perhaps it's for the same reason I tend to let Netflix DVDs sit around for weeks before I get around to watching them; there's always something newly broadcast to watch on the TiVo. Netflix loves me. One of the reasons for the delay this time was that after I greedily grabbed the discounted Part 2, I discovered that there were no online options for paying to see Part 1! Just another of those absurd situations where I want to hand someone my money for digital content, and they won't take it.
As for "The Deathly Hallows," I can understand why there was too much material to cram this book into a single feature-length movie without making it absurdly long, but I also really felt this release got short shrift. It was two hours long without feeling as though it needed to be. Maybe they could've done a better job dividing the two parts of the final story.
Without any spoilers, even though I may be the last person I know who hadn't seen this but planned to, I'll say that I appreciated not only the end of the story, but the way it was filmed. In particular, I really appreciated the filmmaker's choice to close in on a particular set of characters, not once, but twice. This could have gone to the masturbatory excesses of "The Return of the King," but didn't.
And, while I suppose the coda was strictly unnecessary (and I wonder if it was in the book), I've come to appreciate it for its cyclic completeness. As you've probably already guessed, I'm a couple of books behind in the series, too!