Well, had friends come over and caught them up on Game of Thrones S2 Ep1-3, went to dinner and then we tried Lords of Waterdeep.
Once we got through the painful process of understanding what to do in a turn, it started moving quite nicely, and in the end we all really enjoyed it and are already planning on playing it in 2-3 weeks when we meet again for more GoT.
The box set up is nice, packaging is nice, I really like the coating on the cards, has a rough non glare finish. The pieces themselves are wood and simple and seem to be the only weakness in the packaging, everything else appeared top notch.
So I would give it a 4.5 out of 5, and a definitely try it out award.
Playtime seems to be around 90 minutes, but will know better next time since we were slow at the start.
Oh and most importantly, I WON!