For some reason my youtube feed the past three months has been filled with about 80% people complaining about Rings of Power, even before it came out. There are entire channels dedicated entirely to this, and youtube refuses to stop recommending them to me. The sheer volume of apparently meritless whining informed me that I should probably give the series a chance, and have an open mind about it. I recently got a chance to watch the first 7 episodes (as many as are out right now), and just wanted to comment on the series.
More people than I have gone in length about problems of the show, probably gratuitously so. Yes, there are problems with the series, and really quite a few.
So instead I wanted to focus on things that are done right, or that worked really well.