I have now got as far as the first few episodes of season 2.
I can see what you mean by a bit of everything.
Sometimes I get the impression that the really had no plan of where they were going with the story. Sort of made it up from week to week.
Compare this to DS9 with its obvious long-term planning and you can definite see the differences some planning ahead makes.
I think you will enjoy the second half of Season 2. Just stick with it past the bad episodes in the first half.