Much more true to the spirit of the comics than Raimi's. Great chemistry between Garfield and Stone. Gwen is actually likable, which instantly puts her far ahead of Dunst's MJ. Peter isn't a creepily obsessed guy who seems as if he's teetering on the edge of suicidal depression, so he's light-years ahead of McGuire. Hell, even Flash shows some humanity, you could imagine Peter and him becoming the antagonistic friends that they became in college.
There were some parts where it diverged wildly from the comics, but it never broke from the spirit of the comics.
I hope the sequels are handled as well as this first installment.