I always liked this. Some people said it was too silly to bring back Norman, but I thought doing something this big and Spider-mythos oriented was the only way to properly resolve the horrible Clone Saga, which, I felt, had had increasingly little to do with anything Spider-Man. You can't get any more Spidey than Norman Osborn.
I HATED the loss of the baby, however. I don't read Spider-Girl but I still believe that kid is alive, and no one can make me believe otherwise.