I watched a few episodes of "Arrested Development" once, but wasn't so thrilled about this series. It was okay, just not something that made be go "Wow..GREAT!"
It was some kind of "switch on the TV for background entertainment when you are drawing or model making and you are too lazy to swith channels" entertainment.
This is how I felt initially, but I can't recommend sticking with it enough. The more you see of it, the more you begin to 'get it' and the more the constant plate-spinning of running gags begins to be appreciated.
The show is a masterpiece but honestly, I might've given it a 7/10 when I first started watching it.