Wow. Thats a pretty long and descriptive post! I really felt the need to comment on it. I have read many classics (although I believe that who decides what is a classic is dependable on the person alone) during my school years and in recent years, but I cam considered a 'reader' and enjoy a wide variety of books. I do however have many friends and relatives that couldnt even tell you what Pride and Prejudice is even about let alone have read it! many of them are interested in Harry Potter though and through reading these fantastic imaginative books they have taken to enjoying reading and looking at more of the 'so-called' classics.
I really do think that JK Rowling deserves every bit of praise for making a generation of children (I say children because lets not forget that is who she originally wrote for) get off their computer games and other modern entertainment and actually read a book, and lets face it, The Order of the Phoenix is no mean feat to read if you are not naturally inclined to read a book.
In short, yes I do believe that the books are completley brilliant and the perfect way to escape the stress of real life for a while. She is a wonderful writer and I look forward to reading The Tales of the Beedle Bard.