I think Better Call Saul's story, acting, and directing are all very good--as they were for Breaking Bad as well--but the slow pace is starting to become a little distracting. I think they could tell the same story in a more engaging way by cutting a lot of irrelevant fat from the episodes (long, drawn-out scenes without any dialogue, etc.).
What made Saul such a great character from Breaking Bad was his witty banter--his humorously sleazy, street-smart, and battle-hardened quips about the drama surrounding the criminals who sought his help and advice. He was the show's comic relief. His scenes in Breaking Bad were not slow and devoid of dialogue. So why is the spin-off show like that?
The heavy, emotional story of how Jimmy became Saul should have, and could have, been told completely in Season 1. The rest of the series should have been dedicated to chronicling the wacky adventures of Saul Goodman in the criminal underworld--a potentially endless source of engaging, fast-paced, hilarious storylines.
Sorry Dualstow, I'm in complete agreement with Tortoise's analysis here.