When I read the Southern Vampire series and the Anita Blake Vampire series, they are written in 1st person too so I kind of "feel" like I am there. I have only read the Twilight books only once, BUT I am proud to say that I have started re-reading New Moon and will the rest of the books eventually when time allows.
I didn't really fall in love with any of the characters in HP either, except for maybe Professor Lockhart..but he was only in the one book so..HP just got boring after a while..
you know i started reading the southern vamp series and i COULD NOT get in to them...i tried i really tired but i just didnt like them.....not at all, my sister in law loved them but i couldn't do it LoL
i didn't really attach myself to any perticulr person in the HP books but i ended up loving ron in the end LoL