That's awesome to hear. I'd always been really curious. I feel like there's a lot of shows I might like but will never watch because they seem so unlikely for me to enjoy.
Also, for what it's worth, episodes 2-4 of Carrie Diaries are quite good, with the latest episode being the best aired to date. I would suggest you continue if you liked the pilot.
I recognize that it was well done in terms of writing, casting / acting, set pieces and wardrobe, pacing. The people that put it together really took care. But in the same light, I can tell it isn't for me. I don't know ... I can't explain myself well but you probably know what I mean, haha.