But you do make a good point there, I also expected a little more gore out of something thats so focused on people's deaths...maybe there should've been a character that killed people using gruesome methods before actually letting the people die using the Death Note. Who knows!?
Still, its overall a really good series, I cannot wait to finish both the manga and the anime. Heh, if I find the time I wanna watch the live action one too. They did a awesome job of creating Ryuk with CG. ^O^