I've always liked ANIS, it gives Phlox a lot to do and it makes Archer interesting even if it is in a "WTF is wrong with this guy?" kind of way. I also think the hate is overblown, I mean for better or for worse at least it feels very original, a lot of episodes in the first 2 seasons have a very "been there, done that" type of feeling but not ANIS.
"Can't you hurry this up a bit? I hear they eat dinner in Hades at twelve sharp and I don't aim to be late."
Black Jack Ketchum, just before he was hanged in Clayton, New Mexico on April 26, 1901