I have the same taste although i haven't seen the SOA show. You should avoid all these comments imo, people have different tastes and a lot of my friends dislike the shows i'm really into.
I highly recommended that show, it's awesome. Actually, right now I'm downloading the season finale. The build up has been great and I hope delivers at the end.
And yep, you're right. That's why I'm watching the show. For the comments I should not be watching but oftently I'm not the kind of guy that had the same taste that the popular taste.