There were a lot of little things I liked about it. The continuing idea that the smallest thing going wrong (small in the sense that TNG could handwave it away in six different ways) can really leave them effed, such as the shuttle pod bit. And that rather than demonstrate a TNG level of outrage, they chose to have Hoshi exhibit mild discomfort at her invasion of privacy. And eventually just letting the guy ramble when politely pointing out said discomfort didn't work.
edit: I'm annoyed with myself that back in the day I hated Enterprise without giving it enough of a chance.