I watched the pilot and thought it was totally uninspired. The mystery certainly wasn't something to keep anyone's interest, so what else is there? Characters. I didn't feel like we were doing much of exploring their characters and there wasn't much of Sherlock in the show, nor Watson. If this is what they put together for the pilot to represent in general what you can expect from the series, I would pass on future shows. Stick with Sherlock on BBC. Ultimately, I would probably characterize it as Sherlock in name only, but then again it is only called "Elementary".