The Upper East Side may have everything but they still go through the same troubles, fights and feelings than us 'lesser people'. They are human beings after all. You certainly get to see this during this first episode after the pilot.
I am most interested in Jenny Humphrey and it was very interesting to see the character development here. It is obvious that she longs to be alike to those she has looked up to at school and through reading Gossip Girl. Taylor Momsen plays this part very well. She is sweet and innocent and does not yet understand that it takes determination and many tears to reach the status of Blair Waldorf who she clearly tries to impersonate. I think we have all been there at some point.
Dan tries to warn Jenny that you can't trust those people. Will she