I know this show is pretty disliked in this forum, but I personally thought the first season was decent. After all, TNG sucked for the first 2 seasons. DS9 sucked for the first season. Voyager sucked from beginning to end. So Enterprise having an "average" year is actually quite an accomplishment for its first year. My concern, however, is the fact that Rick Berman and Brannon Braga are both idiots. I'm thinking that if we could get both of them to take up time consuming hobbies that would distract them, maybe John Shiban could take over as head writer. I do fear that if "Star Trek: Nemesis" is successful, then Enterprise will be featuring the Romulans in every other episode. This was the result for Voyager after the success of "First Contact." If it hadn't been for that movie, I don't think "Seven of Nine" ever would have joined the crew, and the Borg episodes would have all but disappeared. Also, to Enterprise's credit, they have the advantage of an "arch villain." Next Generation started with Picard vs Q and it ended with Picard vs Q. DS9 started and ended with Sisko vs Dukat. Voyager had Janeway vs Her Own Inability To Command and ended with it as well. I think if they don't overuse the Suliban (no more than 3 episodes per year) then the main Suliban could still carry the story arc to the end of the series. Anyway, that's just my opinion.