Yeah, that is pretty cool news with Lando joining the island - I look forward to that. I'm kind of with you guys on the long break, it almost helped to forget about the show. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to it coming back, and I'll be watching tonight, but part of me missed the reruns too. I guess a lot of the fanbase hated them though, so that's why they are gone. To be honest, that's how I caught up on a lot of Season 1, by watching reruns (even some during the summer months).
I've also heard/read that the rest of this season will return to more of the quality of the first season episodes, and we'll get to see more of everyone else (not just Jack/Kate/Sawyer). There was talk from the producers a few weeks back about setting an end point for the show, which I think might be a good idea. If they know where they are going to end up, then they can get down to revealing a few things more timely - and build up to a big finale. From what I've read, they originally thought of this as a "around 100 episodes" type of show, leading to speculation that it might be a five season show or so. That might not be a bad idea. Anyways, I hope we get back to the Season 1 craziness tonight, and I'm looking forward to it.