Happy 2012, rose lovers! What would a new year be without a new Bachelor? And judging from Ben’s giddy assessment above of the dark-haired “ladies” he met tonight, our favorite curly-haired winemaker from Sonoma is more than pleased that he chose to sell his soul to Mike Fleiss again. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click for Kristen’s Bachelor recap and Chris Harrison’s Bachelor blog), but if you’ve watched the premiere — and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t — let me know what you thought of this, the 16th season premiere of The Bachelor. Were you, like me, wishing Sheryl the granny was really there to compete for Ben? Will Jenna end up live-blogging her Pinkberry-and-chardonnay shame binge after watching herself on TV? And who knew that so many nurses were looking for love? Post your thoughts below! And if you missed it, check out a replay of Mandi Bierly’s live-blog of the premiere with Mr. Nantucket Reds himself, Ames Brown. Let the “journey” begin!