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.
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock