I still hate Glory, but I really do like her minions (even more now that I've realized one is played by Kevin Weisman, hee!). I guess their ranting helps ease the pain of Glory for me.
I thought Glory was ok. I loved all the names her minions would come up with. That kept me amused for most of her scenes.
One thing that strikes me about s5 now is how well the arc works compared to s4. I think s4 has better standalone episodes, but s5 really feels to me like it runs together pretty well, whereas s4 felt kind of stilted and awkward when I watched it again.
Also, it turns out that I hate Marti Noxon by s5. It turns out I don't like Into the Woods at all. Riley getting... sucked off by those vamp chicks is pretty much a "wtf" moment for me even after he explains it.
Besides that, I really dislike Xander's whole "run after Riley!" speech. Even though they already made Willow gay, they seriously could have done the same to Xander after his endless praise of Saint Riley, and I seriously don't know what was with him laying that all on Buffy when she'd just gotten all of Riley's pent up unhappiness dumped on her lap like 10 minutes ago. And then the overblown music when Buffy's running after Riley. Bleh. And I like Riley. A lot, actually. But I just really hate how he leaves.
And while we're on the topic of weirdness from Xander, the declaration of his love for Anya doesn't really work for me. I think it's just because about the only interaction we've seen from them up to this point is sex talk and Xander being embarassed for her, so this overblown soap opera speech just kind of came out of nowhere for me. Besides, I don't think Buffy was really wrong in her estimation of their relationship. I mean, as a viewer, I like watching Anya, but if I actually lived in the Buffyverse, I'd probably think she was a huge bitch and I can't imagine really wanting to spend that much time with her. Given the circumstances, I think it's reasonable to assume that her eagerness to have sex with him is a big part of Xander's relationship with her.
And then in Triangle, Xander and Anya are lamenting the fact that Buffy's relationships are all seemingly doomed. What the fuck? She has like two exes! And she's a sophomore in college! Sound the alarms! And also? Nick Brendon has really ugly hair all season. I swear that sometimes his sideburns aren't even ... even.
And on that note, how old are the Scoobs? In (I think) Family, Dawn makes a comment about how only losers drink alchohol or something, and all the Scoobs look into their cups. Willow doesn't strike me as someone who'd be 21 and going into her second year of college, and I don't think Buffy would want underage drinking in front of Dawn. And dear god, could I nitpick or rant anymore?