I liked Firefly but a lot of people here wet themselves unconditionally at just the thought of Joss Whedon. If it had been a Whedon-less show but with the same results, I doubt people here would be treating its cancellation as one of the signs of the apocalypse.
And as much as I love Bruce Campbell and Brisco County, watching that show again on DVD, it has not aged well. The writing is really goofy, cheesy, repetitive and if it came out today, a lot of people wouldn't be able to put up with its earnest nature and family-friendliness.
Boomtown, now there's a great show that got axed before its prime.