I don't watch the show that much, but I LOVE seeing Vash fanart! He is such a great character, and is pretty muh the only reason I watched it in the first place! Much like with L and Death Note. *SPOILERS!* I stopped watching the show the moment he died. I'm like F*CK THIS SH*T! I'M GOING BACK TO HETALIA!
I think Death Note was good enough to go on without L though. XD True, the show wasn't the same without him, because seeing L and Light going back and forth was amazing, but the brilliance of the show still lived on till the end.
But to each their own of corse! I know I would have been pissed if my whole reason for watching the show was killed. :'3
And Hetalia never makes any of us hurt too bad, we can always depend on it.