It's crazy. I absolutely loved Degrassi — the old shows, not the newer series. It was a pretty groundbreaking TV show, detailing a pretty realistic but not sensationalized look at teen life. Did you know that some episodes are still banned from airing in certain US markets?
I also had the advantage of growing up "with" the show. I was in junior high when Degrassi Junior High first aired, and in high school when the cast moved on to Degrassi High. I also always felt that me and my two best friends sorta lived "in between" Wheels, Snake and Joey; my personality was a mix of Snake and Joey, one of my friends was Snake and Wheels and another was Wheels and Joey. Plus we were also in a ridiculous band of sorts
Also remember attending An Evening With Kevin Smith in Toronto, where, as a huge Degrassi fan himself, he was introduced by the actors who played Joey and Snake. His first words? "Where the **** is Wheels?"