I didn't mind the first one so much by itself. I figured they needed to reset everything and establish the universe-- plus I wasn't very familiar with Abrams and Lindelof. I thought the actors all did a decent job even if the supporting cast was kind of reduced to caricature. I was willing to forgive the stupidly gaping plot holes and lens flares and the action-oriented plot. It wasn't until it became clear that STID was more-of-the-same-but-much-worse that I soured to the whole thing.