I think a prequel to TOS would have been better as a mini-series. No need for a whole series of pre-TOS IMO. Especially after going far into the future in the 24th century. Just make a show that takes place maybe a century after Voyager.
I don't remember Enterprise very well, but I do know that I liked the Pilot episode a lot. I just remember the show being somewhat boring.
That's unfortunate.The early episodes were boring. They were exploring mundane things such as an asteroid, whereas in previous series they would've been exploring an actual planet. In Season 1 they were trying to distinguish it too much from previous Trek shows and didn't even have the name Star Trek attached to it. Once that was put back, it began picking up. Then the last 2 seasons were one big arc (a bit like DS9) and were more enjoyable.
The finale was terrible though, and a poor way to bring to an end decades of Trek at that point. It ended in a state of weakness and defeat, as if no-one wanted Trek anymore. The 2009 movie brought it back to life.
I don't understand why they were trying to distance the show from the name "Star Trek." They made three series in a row (all of which were successful) so I see no reason to do that.
As much as many fans hate the 2009 film, if it weren't for that movie, then we wouldn't be seeing Star Trek for a very long time. Also, it would have probably been a reboot that wouldn't even acknowledge the original timeline and make everything that happened already irrelevant.