Re: How Atlantis SHOULD have been..
The biggest mistake they made was in the premise. SG-1 was an exploration of myth; Atlantis should have been an exploration of legend. Where SG-1 explored Egyptian mythology and Norse mythology and Mayan mythology, etc.; Atlantis should have explored vampire legend, werewolf legend, etc...
Aren't the Wraith just a variation on the vampire legend? (Don't get me wrong, I like your idea, and I think the show could have been very interesting had they gone more in this direction. Just giving them a little credit where credit is due.)
Rock was never my bag. But you put on a sombrero when you walk into the Trek BBS, fella!