I haven't posted much here, and I don't think I'll have time to do that in the future either, but I finished Season 1 yesterday and wanted to share my thoughts.
1) The writing
I only really laughed out loud twice during the whole season, but there was a constant smirk on my face throughout all the episodes. I wasn't really expecting a laugh riot either, but rather smart - and obscure - humour, and that's what I got. The dialogue was pretty much perfect.
2) The acting
Pretty much all the voice-actors were spot-on. I especially liked how David Nowlin and Andrew Chaikin's interaction works. David Boyll's Hugh Bliss was maybe just a bit too high pitched for my ears, but that's really the only negative I can find. And I don't even know if it's a negative: as far as I know, he was supposed to be annoying.
3) The puzzles
The puzzles were a mixed bag. I liked how most of them were pretty straightforward and logical, but some of the puzzles were way too easy. I only got stuck twice (both in the final episode), and even those were rather easy puzzles where my brain just didn't make the connection.
4) Game settings
Why did I have to set the screen resolution separately for each episode? It was a nuisance. Also, I'd like to be able to set FSAA and AF from the game, instead of having to go through nVidia's control panel for each separate episode. Hopefully, next season will bring unified settings for all episodes. I personally would also like to do the configuration before I start the game.
I played in 1600*1200 in 1:1 mode on my widescreen monitor, so I got black borders on the sides. I paid 700 euros for a Dell 2407, so I'd like to be able to use the full screen resolution it offers :p. And widescreen just looks better. I'm sure this will be in for season 2 though, right?
6) Technical issues
I couldn't get Episode 1 to run in 1600*1200 because of the screen resolution bug, and I experienced random slowdown in some parts of the mid-season episodes. No real game-killers though, just some minor gripes.
7) Audio quality
I can understand that the download size needs to be small, but I'd also like to not hear the audio compression. I wouldn't have any problems waiting a bit longer for a bigger download (hell, I waited 'till the whole season was available before I bought and downloaded anything).
What I'd like to see in Season 2
Mostly, more of the same. The only real changes I want are technical ones. A launcher where you can configure all episodes at once. Widescreen support. And the possibility to download a bigger file with better audio.
All in all, I really enjoyed Season 1. So thank you Telltale.