I have no idea what is going on with you right now, but I want to talk with you. I'm concerned about you and want to help you. I can hardly tell whenever you're online, but I want for you to know that you can dump anything and everything you want on me, and I'll listen no matter what. That's what friends are for. ^_^
Yeah Sayaka was my favorite to start with, then when Kyoko was introduced they became pretty much tied. And yeah, I knew some spoilers too before I watched it, but it shouldn't hinder your overall enjoyment of the show.
Episode 8? Wait till you get to episode 9, that's where it really gets heartbreaking ;__; but adfsjk yes I love those ships to death especially the latter <3