@stryker1121: Unlike the first season, I don't think this batch of protagonists are supposed to be "the good guys". Rust and Marty were damaged, sure, each in their own way, but they were likeable. They were portrayed as people others were drawn to, and that did end up including the audience once we got to know 'em. That don't seem to be the case for this season. We're dealing with a bunch of unapologetically fucked up individuals who seem intent on blaming their own faults on the people around them. Ray, for instance, is a genuinely repulsive character, and they go out of their way in this episode to cement that he isn't misunderstood, he is in fact a bad person. But he's interesting, and that's the pull.
So you're right, neither he nor Frank have earned the right to be complaining the way they do, but they're frustrated and selfish. In Ray's case specifically, I will say that watching your kid get bullied, and more so, get so accustomed to being trod on that he/she gives up is like few other things out there. That anger, and that hate towards "Ass-pen" is something I can relate to. And it's horrible, but any parent who's seen their kid go through something like that will tell you, there were times they wanted to kill those other kids.
We'll see how it pans out in the end, but at least they're trying something different with this season, that's for sure.
@kcin: This whole thread has a title that includes the word spoilers. If you didn't want spoilers, why did you come here? I blocked it, but what did you expect?
It's generally assumed any spoilers we provide will ruin the surprise for anyone who hasn't been watching the show up to date, rather than 99 % of everyone who has watched the latest episode. Any material from outside that scope, be it leaked clips, pictures, episodes, etc. is something you should treat carefully. And we have a great system for that in the form of spoiler blocks. I mean, hell, I stumbled over your comment and really wish I hadn't.