Fair enough, and if it’s not for you it’s not for you. The first season was as far from making it up as they go along as it gets, though, since it’s a direct adaptation of a novel, the author of which is the co-writer for the show.
I think seasons 2 and 3 build on season 1 in a variety of unexpected, and utterly captivating ways. While Season 1 caught my interest, seasons 2 and 3 hit me the hardest. Your mileage may vary, but I’d still definitely recommend it.
It’s worth noting that, especially as the series goes on, there are a lot of points that cross with Lost in one way or another, and i myself have noted that it seems almost as if this is Lindeloff trying to get it right again after so many years away from his first great claim to fame. IMO, he succeeds.