Just to be clear, I still rate Enterprise 10/10 overall. And I won't skip season three when I rewatch it. I just don't like how exploration took a back-seat.
In fact, just mentioning "it's not why we're out here" in season three is good enough.
I also know that Enterprise season three was an artifact of the emerging on-demand TV situation. Basically, the networks failed to measure popularity properly. I'd much rather have that season of Enterprise than cancellation.