I must admit I only started watching the show regularly after it went in to reruns and then I was hooked. Aside from the "no holes barred" language, it was quite unique in the way it was structured in that it was 1HR. and 15 minutes long(with commercials , of course)and at the end of each episode it just faded out and went to the credits. David Chase was a brilliant writer and although not everyone was thrilled with his approach to the final episode, it sure got everybody thinking.
For father's day, my son bought me the complete first two seasons of the show on DVD(only one season so far on Blu-Ray) and I was looking to get the rest, however, I would suspect now that he has suddenly passed away, there will more than likely be a run on them at Amazon. Very sad.