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.
"Well, I come from a long, long line of smartasses. Smartass is allergic to dumbass. Itís actually a physical allergy, as in youíre repulsed by dumbasses."