I remember being very skeptical at first myself. Hype can sometimes turn me away from shows or movies.
Still, RDM's involvement had me interested since he had been on my favorite show at that point, DS9.
Fortunately, SciFi had "33" available for free viewing online (with no regional restrictions, I might add...). I checked it out and thought it was great. That got me interested in seeing the Mini. I was pretty sure if I liked that, I'd like the show as a whole.
I picked it up on DVD at a great price and adored it. It got S1 on DVD as soon as I could in order to catch up. And the rest is history, as they say.
It's been a fantastic ride. And I'm really sad to see my favorite show end. But it's better this way than it overstaying its welcome, I think.