my thoughts exactly: Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would never let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
This quote shows how special Watson is to Sherlock. He might not like everyone else but he let Watson into his life and accepted him. So the tight knit relationship between Sherlock and Watson is evident especially when one reads a story Sherlock refers to his assistant/friend as "my dear Watson"