From my perspective, Willow makes a great friend for Buffy. Xander really irked me when he was dishonest with Buffy about what Willow had said in her message to Buffy. After all, it is my honest opinion that a friend that is honest and yet nice about it is a good friend to have. Of course, a friendship cannot be built on dishonesty; it takes good qualities like compassion, honesty and loyalty to build up a friendship and make it grow stronger through the storms and fights of life, no matter how many there are in this life.
Dracula was the historical Vlad Ţepeş. He claimed to have killed more people than God’s plagues combined before he was ever a vampire, and made reference to impaling people in times past (such as those who failed to show him deference, for example).
He met and “hung out” with Anyanka, a vengeance demon and Patron Saint of Scorned Women, when she was about 700 years old. Anyanka had cursed a man by making him incredibly obese, and Dracula complimented her by saying that the man was doomed forever.
If Buffy had died while Faith was in a coma...they wouldn't have called on another Slayer?? I mean, according to the tradition it would've required Faith's death to bring the next one along.
But then again, they don't really follow the Slayer "rules" anyway and whatever they do doesn't follow logic. Like, Kendra and Faith were good and experienced as a Slayers when they were sent to Sunnydale though it was long known that Buffy was alive after all. And even with those duos happening they still took five more seasons to realize that hey, why not make all the potential ones active...