Just watched ep3. Hah, so you can hide your player level. That would be interesting in an actual game, making it closer to REAL LIFE. o.O"
Getting wiped by a trap mob... true story. Also not sure if crunchyroll made a typo spelling "Reindeer" in the episode title. Unless it's some sort of pun on snow being like frozen rain.
It was an okay episode, but so far the only thing this series really has going for it is the whole game-real life dynamic, and related fate/free will discussions. For example, what kind of person Kirito is in real life versus who he is in the game, or how the game forces him to play in certain ways and/or interact with people differently than in "real" life. But even then, the series hasn't done too much with that yet.