The characters, the dialogue, the camera work the special effects, the concepts and ideals... they're all so indepth. It's one of the most naturalistic Sci-Fi shows I've ever seen. The discourses on God are interesting in a "hmm, robots believing in God? and being fundamentalists?" kind of way. The acting is really good. Yes, my Jamie fangirl was constantly saying "poor Bambini needs a hug, he's so tired", and also "his cute high American accent! weee!" But I was impressed with everyone else too.
Anyway, I think it's cool. It's not for everyone... and I do hope it gets a teeny bit more lighthearted and faster paced... but it is interesting. I don't wonder that Original BSG fans are pissed, though... it is nothing like the Richard Hatch BSG... at all. I can't help but wonder that they might have benefited from giving it a different name but attributing the basis on Battlestar Galactica. They could have just called it "The Cylons" yaknow? Ehhh... "Battlestar Galactica" has such a memorable ring to it, I'd have wanted to use it too.