Well encouraged (if that's the right word) by this thread I thought I'd re-watch the first episode on iplayer.
Quite enjoyed it. Its crude, not aimed at my age group (even when first broadcast) but it made me laugh more than quite a few recent sitcoms.
There's not many sitcoms aimed the younger audience that I can think of and most of the recent BBC efforts have felt so safe and predictable that I enjoyed it as very different. No middle class cosiness that the BBC seems to think represents how most people live.
I do remember that it outstayed its welcome and there where far too many series but I don't think that's unique to this programme or writer.