for anyone interested, I have posted my thoughts and reflections on the Caprica premiere over on my Frack Galactica blog. You can read it here if you so desire. It was decent for what it was. I thought it delivered pretty well as a prequel that stands without prior knowledge of BSG. At least it was better than the BSG minseries, which I hated so much.
There will likely be weekly reviews of "Caprica" episodes posted over at Frack Galactica as they air.