I can't wait to see this. Outside of Argo and Moonrise Kingdom, there hasn't been much that has truly impressed me thus far. I'm seeing Silver Linings Playbook on Friday, which I'm pretty excited for. Otherwise, it seems like Lincoln (I thought it was good, not great), Zero Dark Thirty, and Les Miserables are the other favorites for Best Picture. I don't think Moonrise will get a nomination, but Life of Pi seems to be the only other film that might push it to 6. While there hasn't been too much chatter about it yet, it'll be interesting to see what kind of reviews/awards buzz is generated by Django Unchained as well.
I'm positively certain the field will at least make it to six (most Oscar bloggers are tipping Argo, Les Mis, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, and Silver Linings as the safe bets). I personally would bet on Django as well, and wouldn't be surprised to see Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, or The Master in the mix either.
I'm with you on Lincoln. DDL gives the best performance of the year, but the film oscillated between fascination and boredom for me. Loved Silver Linings, loved Argo, can't wait for Django, Les Mis, or Zero, and if I had my way, Skyfall and Perks of Being a Wallflower would slip into the mix as well.