I actually loved this pilot. It really did exceeded my expectations, and considering that this is a CW show, that's saying something. I was actually pretty impressed of what they could pull off in terms of special effects. Everything they did with the Flash here was just pure awesome. Grant Gustin's another surprise that I didn't expect. At first I was a bit worried that the folks over at the CW would just use him as eye candy for the female audience watching this show (there is one scene with him shirtless that I can recall), but thankfully that's not the case. I mean sure they do pull some typical CW-ish stuff, like there's some sorta love triangle between Barry Allen, this girl, and another guy (I leave there names out cause I'm lazy, sue me). But thankfully there's not that much that it distracted me from the rest of the show. Grant did a fantastic job as Barry Allen/Flash in this show, and when he's in the suit, he looks like the Flash. The rest of the cast, also good.
Of course since it's a pilot, some things are bound to change before the official debut on October 7th 2014 (which coincidentally is my birthday, so I guess this would count as my present so to speak). But nonetheless, it's everything I wanted out of a superhero show, and I loved it. Now I officially have another comic book aside from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.