I liked Reed as acting captain.
I've never been fond of T'Pol and could never understand why a Vulcan should have any place commanding an Earth ship at that point in time. Trip, well he was ok but I think he gets a little emotional at times.
Reed was calm, cool and collected. For example, his no-hesitation decision in 'Hatchery' to destroy the insectoid ship to prevent it escaping and giving away Enterprise's location. That's the sort of captain I would want to serve if I was in Starfleet.