If I had to rate my enjoyment level of Season 8 I would probably give it a 3 out of 10. Something about this comic book season just never connected with me - anca, you are right about the ambiguous quality - it's like the reader has to really try hard to find reasonable explanations for the plots and premise. I am still trying hard to find a reason why Buffy/Twangel Cosmic Sex Universe Creation is not total nonsense.
I think that I have finally come to some understanding of why I loved the TV series so much and like the comic book series so little. For me it all comes down finally to the Buffyverse and how metaphor and story telling was used. In the TV series, all the layers worked with great cohesion - the top level story was great entertainment but much more interesting were all the underlying layers of metaphor and depth of character studies. With the comic book series, the surface story does not connect emotionally with the metaphors of the underneath layers. The only connections that I have been able to make is with "Paradise Lost" "The Lost Horizon" "Reign Of Fire" and the power struggles between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary and the love life of Elizabeth, plus the Greek myths. The problem is that even now, how many fans and readers are still having to impose all these speculations and individual theories? This series has gone almost into 4 years now, and Dawn Fan Joke aside, the plot points and logical connections are, IMVHO, simply do not work. I want more, to use that awful phrase that was used in the interviews, I want more meat in my sandwich.
We have parts of the series that make the readers want to feel sympathy and connection with the characters like this one - big Buffy Confessional Moment - but then we have all the "Cosmic Sex" right after a life and death struggle with Twangel - not to mention how Twangel beats up on Buffy and Satsu. What are the readers and fans suppose to respond to the story and characters with these huge contrasts. In my world Buffy would be seen as a totally pathetic character - and I mean "pathetic" not as derogatory but as a woman to be pitied for her emotional attachement to Angel/Angelus/Twangel. She would be seen as a woman without the power to control her own life and heal from her emotional trauma.