We're actually enjoying the show more than when we started. Lana still annoys the crap out of me, but I'm not as put-off by Welling or Schneider. It's still not Buffy or a fandom I'm interested in pursuing, and I'm nowhere near as rabid about watching it as I am about House or Boston Legal, but still, I definitely don't feel like I'm wasting my time. Plus, gotta love the ambiguity of Lex. I can understand the Michael Rosenbaum fans completely. :)
Less than 3 weeks until the season premiere and more James (albeit a mere flash of him there). Have to say I'm happy about that.