Personally, after reading the books, I had a hard time accepting the portrayal the movies offer. I do like them, but I would have liked to hold on to my own perception of the characters and events. I think it's hard to think of the series in any other way now. Does anyone feel this way, too?
I believe that the Books are always best, but I really enjoy the movies.
Twilight the first movie strayed away from the book a lot, so I try to stick to the book format, but I get what your saying. It is hard to think of them any other way after seeing the movies.