Just another viewpoint.. A lot of the heaven and hell stuff is really lost in translation from the ancient writings to modern english.. But if one really studies the ancient text its pretty obvious that hell is more of a state of mind and not an actual place (note my father has done a lot of translation work, I just know what he has shown me so don't quiz me please). Take this for example. The burning bush, God is fire, and he tells (I believe its Abraham) to not look upon the bush as it will kill him. Frequently God refers to his mear presence as an all consuming fire. God is also references himself as a cleaning fire for gold and diamonds
and whatnot. So consider a person whos totally consumed with theirselves in the presence of God who destroys that flesh (flesh being the human part of you). Such will be painful and ultimatly destroy all that is you. While for someone who is of the opposite mindset, such would be a cleasing experience. God also makes mention of a special place put aside for really special people, but this doesn't nessesarily void the idea that heaven and hell are the same, then I guess there is heaven plus for the really good guys
Apparently though the dead sea scrolls do make some direct mentions of hell but are generally thought to have been made after the classic Hebrew Old Testament and arn't nessesarily within the believe realm of the Jews and the Christians that followed..