I've yet to watch it through, I've seen the first episode. But wanted to watch the rest in HD, and watch them one after the other.
I loved Band of Brothers, so only have high hopes for The Pacific.
I doubt I'll ever view it the same as you though G, I just don't have that experience or world knowledge to compare. I can't imagine what it must be like for a Marine to watch these shows.
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”