I think I had an advantage when I first watched Game of Thrones. I hadn't read the books, so I wasn't as excited about it as I could have been. I didn't watch the first season until it was over and about to be taken off OnDemand. After watching the first episode of Season 2, I find I don't like to wait between episodes. I may decide to skip watching the rest of Season 2 until it's all over.
Aside from that, there seems to be a lot of potential in Season 2, but the episode felt like the first episode of a series - tentative. Ah well.