This seems to divide people quite a lot. I really like 'goes forth', but find the other series a bit hard going. That series is better because the whole 'shouting posh-blokes' act is toned down a bit and the comedy is a lot slicker, plus it's quite touching at times. Yes, Ben Elton is a twat, but he was only one of the writers and you can usually tell which gags are his (the shit ones).
In conclusion I'm about half yay.