It was a good start, though obviously there are markings of BB that make me wary. The key difference is that Saul is the most engaging character on BB, so seeing how they flesh out his personality and further illuminates his role in that series is where my interest is found at present.
Definitely going to be interesting to see if they go linear (outside of that post-BB introduction) or jump around to different points. We'll see how the action and plot progress as well, because if it plays more like BB then I guess I'll grow a bit more concerned. The attempts at comedy were also generally more bearable, which is likely a result of the tone that character carries with him. Odenkirk is a comedian, and he always does bring the most out of all of his scenes. I am excited to see more and will continue to watch until the show gives me a reason to stop.
Thinking about the show as a product of expectation. There are some people who think BB is one of the best shows ever made, perhaps even the best (though I think that silly talk has since died down and hopefully with its conclusion approaching we can finally anoint MM), so doing too much to emulate BB puts it in a strange position, while breaking too far from form risks alienating the built in audience. You also have the comedy and drama elements. BB got ridiculous in its own way all the time, but given the tone established through Saul as a character and from the first episode throughout, the comedy seems to be a lot more pronounced. But it is an hour show so one would expect the more dramatic aspects to be played up as it continues, along with how that first episode ended. I guess we'll see. It currently feels like it exists in a strange space.
Either way, doesn't seem like Skylar has any reason to be in this show, so it's already better than the entirety of BB.