Enterprise's premise sounded great on paper. Pre-TOS, more limits, no familiar races, no transporters, no phasers, blablabla. And what did we get? A KLINGON in the first 5 minutes of the show, a Vulcan Seven-of-Nine, phase pistols, and Archer getting BEAMED out to safety in the last 5 minutes. Woo-fucking-hoo. How different.
But, again, both Berman and Braga have stated that a lot of that was forced on them by the studios, to make it more recognizable.