Finally got to see the premier episode and I liked it. I think showing where Andrea was necessary to keep the audience connected with the cast even if it was only a minute or so of screen time.
I'm just saying it was far too long in coming. While that scene was fantastic and powerful, they could have done it much sooner than they did.
And by the way - best scene in the show so far is when Rick is stumbling around in the hospital and he comes across the bolted doors that say "Don't Open - Dead Inside", and then the doors start getting pushed open and fingers come out and you hear moaning. Scary scene because, although we as viewers know what's on the other side, you feel for Rick because he has no clue what the hell is going on at this point.