I know he wasn't everyone's favorite Bond; I liked him and A View to a Kill was one of my favorites growing up (Christopher Walken and Roger Moore together - who couldn't enjoy that). And the guy was classy both on and off screen. I thought it was funny when he showed up in Cannonball Run. He had no problem poking fun at the movie persona that had been created around him.
He was a good Bond, but not my favorite. I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that Pierce Brosnan was my favorite, closely followed by George Lazenby. Then Sean Connery. Then Roger Moore. And there's one not even deserving of mention, but his initials are Timothy Dalton... OK, maybe it was just his movies that stunk... But still uke: