I'm starting to think you're a pessimist! The first few episodes of any new series are always a bit over-drawn as they have to set up the story arcs for the rest of the season. Just think back to the first season of The Next Generation -- Some of those were horrible and yet it went on to be a success for seven years.
With it's 10:00pm time slot I don't have to worry about making it home to watch to it so I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt for a while. When they start introducing additional characters like Richard Hatch's, that is when I think it'll get interesting.
Best case is that it'll go on to a great show. Worst case is that it'll end up being the next Galactica: 1980.
I hope NOTHING turns into Galactica 1980!
I'll watch this series and it could get good but it wasn't what I was expecting...
You're right, I am getting pessemistic...Its being brought on by my environment.