I just love this show! And it just keeps going :) -- actually I can't tell you how much it frustrates me that every single year someone writes an article about the show ending, and every single year two weeks later, retracts that statement -- totally unaware that the actors' contracts are with the production company and not the TV network. Producers have said many times that if the current network doesn't renew it, they'll find another platform.
But it is one of my happiest things, that I have seen half of the whole show (I say that although I do acknowledge missing a few episodes, one episode not being shown here, and not having a TV for a month and a half during the (it showed here in December 2006) serial killer story.
But really, for something to keep my attention for 26 years (I have seen 28 years of the show though) is absolutely awesome.
The show hits two milestones this year -- in July it overtakes As The World Turns as the third longest running soap (because General Hospital is still going it's got about twenty years to go to climb further), and in late December (quite possibly New Year's Eve) it hits 14000 episodes. I still remember the landmark 10000th episode -- Sami's arraignment -- Ken Corday made a cameo as the judge to comemmorate it.