I've gone from pretty much losing interest when Rimmer leaves in Stoke me a Clipper, to really quite enjoying S7 on repeated viewings. I've come to really like the film filter they used on the cameras. Everything was darker, closer, and had a real nice feel about it, removing the studio feel of the other series. I also liked the fact that it was far more character/plot driven, as opposed to relying on the monsters and slapstick that started creeping in half way through S3. I can see now, that even without Rimmer, it was a bit of a hark back to S1 and 2, and that's no bad thing.