I suppose the first question should be is what you thought of the flavors? Don't always be scared away from items that carry a heft per pound price tag...one small bulb of garlic can easily weigh just a few ounces.
If you've never grown garlic...do it! This is the time to start looking and prepare the soil where you plan to plant them. Do some reading to find how to treat the soil for the garlic you're going to plant this fall. Treating the soil won't be difficult, or extensive...but you'll want to do it. Next is finding a good source to buy some QUALITY garlic that will grow well in your area. You can do so much better than trying to plant supermarket varieties.
Freshness of the garlic is key for flavor. From the point you pick it...it's losing flavor as time goes by. Grow your own...but by all means by a single bulb of one of the boutique bulbs...the final price shouldn't be too bad.