I actually give this episode a 20, not a 10, if not more. This is my favorite episode of Buffy -- I love a great many of them, but I could watch this episode ad nauseum, minus the nauseum. Every second of this episode is gold . . . I just noticed one of Joss' quotes that people didn't like the episode and that it was different, but not pointless. I don't really see what's not to get/like. There's foreshadowing here, but also summary and reflection. This reminds me of Grave because finally, at the end of the season, issues that people weren't talking about get covered -- the main one being Buffy and Joyce.
I love the music during Willow's dream and I love Buffy's scene with Tara/The First Slayer. Buffy was always good to me, but sometimes, it was sublime. It was also neat to have a season end without the 2 part bonanza, which occurred the previous two eps.