I just finished the season. Not bad. The first half of the season was a lot more uneven and crappy. After the midseason break (after the vice president is out of the picture) they got a lot better at the West Wing part of the show, and they got better at the FBI procedural part of the show too.
And it ended with the bad guy getting away at the end, so there is your setup for Season 2. The part that makes me want to keep watching is the fact that they actually are getting better at being West Wing. The dialog isn't as good, of course, but they got the walk and talk camera work down, and the staff's relationship and idealism is hitting just the right tones, I thought. Still not an amazing show, just a good show now. So in this time of amazing TV, maybe I shouldn't really have time for just a good show.