Hee, can't wait! As many are foreshadowing, season one is hit and miss. Where it hits though, it hits well.
I'm sure with being starved for character and story arcs on VOY and ENT your curiosity will be peaked.
I saw The Gathering for the first time this year, both the original and edited versions. Edited is quite an improvement on original. Before that though I just jumped in at Midnight on the Firing Line as I had no access to the pilot, and it works just fine either way.
I'd not noticed before but we seem to have a similar taste in TV.