Of course, with that ending, I’m going to have to go back and rewatch, because the interpretation will be a leeeeetle different, won’t it?
I’m also going to try the episodes out in Haruhi order to see how they go. But I think the order they were shown in is brilliant, both for the big reveal at the end (not the kiss, everyone with half a brain knew that was coming) and the evolution of Kyon and Haruhi’s relationship.
(I also think the deal with Mikuru’s mole is funny. They had us thinking Kyon and Mikuru were going to get intimate, but nooooooo…)