I really liked this show when it came out and watched it religiously. The humour and general tone of the show is exactly what I want in a show and Hugh Laurie's House is my kind of character. Definitely lost its way in later seasons but don't they all.
I didn't watch this for nearly 2 years and then finally gave it a chance. I'm glad I did as I really enjoy it. The flashbacks are handled well and the cast is enjoyable. Considering I hate John Barrowman that is really saying something, lol.