Yes to both.
Dragonlance has a steep, uh, reading curve though: you need to read Chronicles and Legend to enjoy the 4th Age books, then you need to read Second Generation to appreciate Dragons of Summer Flame, which in turn needs to be read in order to enjoy the 5th Age books (Age of Mortals).
I stopped reading Dragonlance after the War of the Souls trilogy (although reading Jean Rabe's Fifth Age series is a good starting point to familiarize yourself with world in post-Summer Flame).
TSR (now Wizards of the Coast) learned from their mistakes with Dragonlance though, which is why it's easier to pick up the Forgotten Realms books. I've read Salvatore's novels on Drizzt, as well as the recent War of the Spider Queen series.