Re: Why does Enterprise get so much flak?
Prequel or not, there was no way they weren't going to use popular elements from other shows. Just like Voyager
managed to squeeze in appearances from the Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi and another Federation starship even though the whole point of that series was to move away from using those very same elements.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"