Yeah I agree. Thanks for posting. I read a discussion between Alan Sepinwall and some other TV critics where they said something pretty interesting about this. One of them pointed out that Lost season one was almost like a procedural show.
Each episode would be the same in its basic structure, which was "How did this person end up on the plane." So each week was like a little detective story building up to some revelation which explained their current behaviour.
Only in later seasons did the show become mostly about the mystery. Where as Flashforward has jumped straight to the mystery part without building up the characters so that we will care about them.
I'm thinking about stopping my flashforward podcasts. I'm not sure fans of the show will really enjoy me criticising it and my time may be better spent elsewhere.