I thought Martel and Dulann had a good dynamic.
Yea, I liked most of the characters, and I thought it was great they got sidled with a crappy old dilapedated ship and with a misfit crew, and I enjoyed the mystery of The Hand (I suspect "The Hand" was likely someone we already know trying to pose as some new Big Bad). Pilots are often pretty rough, so, I took it for what it was, and would've liked to see the Series develop.
Yea, the weapons system was awful. If I remember correctly, the original idea didn't fit into the budget, so, that was a last minute change, that sounded cool on paper, but, didn't look so cool onscreen. I also believe JMS said it would been changed, if Legend of the Rangers
went to Series.