Well I basically did in #11. These are most important things, things that make this show bad IMO
The thing is that I expected something totally else from Sopranos, and I've also seen ratings of it (like 9.3 IMDB). I expected something totally awesome, I expected something that I will binge watch in 3 weeks. Instead I had problems to finish episode.
And like you and other people said, that most important thing in Sopranos are characters. And I found most of them boring and I totally didnt give a fuck about them. Characters can make shows (like in Six Feet Under), but they didnt in this one for me
Sopranos is lacking that "something" in it, that "something" that makes shows great.
I will never change my opinion about it, but I respect and understand why people like it. I am also happy that someone created Sopranos, because thx to it shows like Breaking Bad or Dexter exist.
The Sopranos = The Beatles of TV