BUT I was a bit surprised when I received the DVD because it was a different one from the one I purchased and for a moment there I thought there was a mistake. It is the special edition all right, it has the three DVDs, but the packaging is a different one.
In any case, I'm rating the series with a 5, since it deserves it, so there you have it :)
Witty dialogue, a good-paced drama, and a storyline that just drew me in. Watch out for the interspersed banter between Sherlock and Watson in the first episode. HILARIOUS because it all has such a twist. Do not eat or drink anything while watching it. I nearly spat out my coffee from laughter.