Pretty good first episode. Also pretty confusing with all those characters at once, but it works.
Yeah I bet it must of been confusing being thrown most of the main characters at once. In the books, each chapter is from a characters perspective and only focus's on a few to begin with so it's easier going.
Eddard, Jon Snow, Daenerys, and Tyrion are my favourite characters.
Not sure how many episodes they're going to have for season 1. But if each book is given a season (Like True Blood) then it could be very very fast paced.