It's a brilliant little window into Gen X, obsessed with 3 things - working, breeding and marriage. Ross and Rachel are an accidentally genius representation of Gen X (bad couple, will divorce). It's offensive in places, but so are Gen Xers. It's almost a record of the social mindframe that led to the 2008 economic crisis. I'm glad I still find some of it funny 15 years later, regardless of how much I hate them now.
Did the impossible in my teenage years and made me laugh and took me through some real bad times. I'm just joking, saw this years later it was over and it was the funniest thing I ever saw. Ross is the best.
If you loved it then, but hate it now... congrats! you have become a narcissistic self-absorbed pretentious adult which lecture on how slut-shaming, fat-shaming and 0 diversity is portrayed in this dumb mainstream American show is not required.
Ross and Rachel being endgame is pretty weak. Phoebe was as flat as her hair in the latter seasons. Nevertheless, it's a pretty simple, memorable and iconic show, and there's quite a special feeling associated with that unique Central Perk couch.