Yeah, I get the idea. Probably it's one of the main reason for my dislike. The first time I watched it, I felt it's not Bond movie at all. And TV station is partially the reason for blame. The music, especially during opening credits is very cool, though.
Of movies I like Goldfinger, Goldeneye, Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill, Thunderball and The Living Daylights.
I told my Dad yesterday: "Bond in books is much different than in movies". He answered:"ofcourse. It is not the books that made him so popular". Not sure if he is right, or not. These books were bestsellers.
Raymond Chandler said about Bond:"the men want to be him. Women want to be with him". Not sure if I can agree with the second part. As for men, well...very much so I agree, unless it demands for your privates to be "roughly scratched".