I'm happy with the addition of Daniel as Lan. I've always pictured the Borderlanders as sort of Asian in decent. And I'm very familiar with his acting projects...he'll be a GREAT LAN! The choice for Moraine was equally good for me. I love Rosamund Pike's work (Pride & Prejudice is one of my favorite movies).
The casting of relative unknowns for the Two Rivers folks is a plus for me. I've checked out the trailer for the movie OBEY with Marcus Rutherford...I see Perrin in him. The others I hadn't heard of...interested in Barney Harris (Mat Cauthon is my favorite character), I have great hopes for this show...CAN'T WAIT!