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I'd go with the 'burnout' theory, as I hated Enterprise on first run because it seemed like the same tired old ****, and I gave up on it completely when they dredged up the Borg for that S2 episode. But in later years I saw bits and pieces of the later seasons, and the Mirror Universe two-parter convinced me that I should give ENT another shot, and when I recently re-watched the whole show I loved it.
All the nods to established Trek lore were a particularly geeky treat, and when watching the show in sequence it really started to feel like it was laying the foundation for the Federation. I've warmed to the characters too, especially the classic Trek-style triumvirate of Archer, T'Pol and Trip.
Damned shame that they never got to the Romulan war, though the non-canon books fill it all in. I dug the reasoning for TOS-era technology looking as clunky as it does versus the typically 'busy' modern displays seen in ENT (even if it was pinched from nu Battlestar Galactica) and it would've been fascinating to see that play out on-screen, had they gone that route.