Firstly, I'd like to say hello, this is my first posting, and it is a pleasure to see such a well run and informative forum.
O.K., to the thread itself, I can only comment on the level of someone who is purely a viewer, not being involved in the business in any way, the appeal of P&P lies with the ability to tell a story, through character development. I think the word may be, charming.
The addition of high standard of production technique, is the icing on the cake.
I love the films, there are still great gaps in my knowledge of all the films though, not having seen all of their work.