1. The casting was superb, each actor/actress really understand their character and portrayed them well
2. Andrew Garfield in my opinion IS Spider man (Tobey who?). He is an incredible actor and worthy of wearing the suit.
3. The performances were convincing and realistic. When an important died, I was actually on verge of crying, because I actually had the chance to connect to them (Unlike the Hunger Games where I didn't feel any sadness or remorse for anyone who died).
4. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone had amazing chemistry together, thier romance was convincing and real. Tobey and Kirsten weren't a believable couple and I didn't even know what attracted them. I always thought MJ was in love with Spidey not Peter.
Overall The Amazaing Spider man was one of the best cbm's I've seen in a while excluding Avengers, because it balances action scenes, story and romance well, which lately is very rare to accomplish. I think this was better than sm1 and 3, but on par with sm2. Raimi's trilogy was great but inconsistent and dated, but a classic nonetheless. If this new trilogy keeps on going in the new direction i say GO SPIDEY GO!!!!!!
What I've stated is just my honest opinion!!!!!