I liked the expanded flight deck and the addition of loads of extras. Finally we get to see the Galactica in her prime as bustling war machine operating at full capacity.
I'd agree that some of the dialogue was a little too much, and the notion that Adama, simulator or not, would fly up to a raider and shoot it down with his pistol is laughably G.I.Joe
. But it's not like we're going to be watching hour long episodes week in and week out. This is a one time thing, and I for one am glad to have it back (all too briefly).