Yeah I saw that. I think it's great! Although, I wouldn't really ever describe it as a soap opera. Their drama was mild compared to a lot of long running tv couples especially.
There's at least a bit of bitching over at TLC about it (all Harry/Hermione fans and the usual cries of abusive relationship and the like), but I haven't dared look anywhere else and I don't want to. Blah!
Then of course the wank ensued. I've seen it here on ohnotheydidnt http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/20427015.html followed by the usual they're abusive/poor writing/I prefer Hermione and Ron with the giant squid that with each other comments. :/
I think ontd isn't one of the world's best places for shipping debates because everyone is always on the defensive immediately. I swear someone can post something about Michael Gambon thoughts on Dumbledore and the one of the first comments will be, "I HATE THAT SLUT GINNY!" out of nowhere.