Probably already a discussion thread hiding somewhere, couldn't see it.
The Deathly Hallows was my favourite book in the series until Rowling proved she wasn't brave enough to kill off Harry. Everything that came after that point was rushed rubbish, created only to keep Harry alive.
It wasn't just Rowling being unable to kill off Harry that bothered me; she was also unable to kill off any any of the main trio. Only Hedwig's death near the start shocked me.
Moving back to ending, the 'fight' between Harry and Voldemort was almost laughably bad.
- Instead of casting the killing curse while hidden, Harry tells everyone he wants a man-on-man fight with the most dangerous wizard in existence, who just happens to have the best wand in existence. Everyone just stood aside without a word, of course.
- Harry and Voldemort then decided to walk in a full circle for 5 minutes before actually doing anything.
- Then, forgetting all the warping ability/flying/speed he used to fight Dumbledore, he stood three and simply shot his spell at Harry's, both seeming to forget they could do spells without words.
Simply put, the ending 'fight' came down to Harry owning a bigger wand. Exciting stuff.
And we shouldn't forget Mrs Weasley for one-shotting one of the most deadly death eaters just before the big 'fight'. I now have the mental image of Mrs Weasley from the movie running at *forget her name* with her apron on.
To make matters worse, the epilogue sucked donkey balls. What the hell was the point of telling us what we knew already? Rowling could've at least told us what jobs Harry, Ron and Hermione had at that point.
Probably being a little too negative here when the first 550 or so pages were nearly all excellent. Harry finally seeing the real Snape and the falling out between Harry and Ron were the most enjoyable parts, right up there with the best parts of the other 6 books. I just wish Rowling had shown more bottle and allowed Harry to die, it would've made for a powerful and unexpected ending.