I enjoyed it quite a bit, along with Threshold and Invasion. It's a shame all three of them got canned just as they were starting to hit their stride. There was great potential in each.
Not sure how Surface can be considered a "Lost knockoff" though. That's one of the stupidest things I've heard.
"As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?" - Ollie, The Mist