TOBEY WAS A GREAT SPIDERMAN. He gave realism to the character and that first Spider Man movie made way for a whole new perspective of superhero movies. At the time people wanted to see relate-able heroes which is exactly what Tobey portrayed.
Meh, it was alright. But isn't Peter Parker supposed to be bullied? I had a hard time buying into that with the new guy, they Mary Sue-ed him in comparison to the Maguire-trilogy. Too cool and too much of a cocky pretty-boy to be the dork-turned-superhero we've come to know and love.
There are other lines implying that Flash harasses Peter on a regular basis. And I certainly don't consider it being provoked when Peter was doing the right thing and got his ass kicked for it. That's just straight-up bullying.
The reason the new one was the most amazing thing that happened is because the other three films that some people dubbed "Spiderman" desensitized us to what is actually good. After the third 'movie' if they had spiderman dancing the entire show, without stop, I would see it twice in theaters.
Sure, the spiderman was so, as you say, Twilight-ish, but the one problem I had with the film was they removed the iconic "With great power..." portions of it. Which, in my opinion, is one of the strongest fundamentals to entire legacy of spiderman. But hey, they're movies. +1 for the new movie for at least proving that the writers actually read the spiderman comics. Or at least skimmed over it. Or glanced at the pages...
It was different, I'll give it that. The Lizard looked goofy but if I could legitimately complain about one thing, it's this portrayal of Peter Parker designed for maximum appeal to Twilight loving 12 year old fan girls. He's a genius athletic handsome skateboarding rebel who is somehow unpopular in school. He's also a stalker with poofy hair. Still better than Toby Maguire in Spider-man 3 though.