In "The Hive" andSpoiler:
Wouldn't this deliver a message to the wraith that they need
better ships? Think of it this way:
The Jaffa served the Goa'uld well until SG-1 and all the other
alien races started fighting against them. This was the time
period where Anubis, the smartest Goa'uld of them all, finally said,
"okay, we are not just fighting villagers and farmers anymore, it's
time for a change." (A quote from one of the SG-1 Producers
in a commentary of SG-1 Season 7's "Evolution Part 1")
Then the Kull Warrior was introduced. With that, Anubis
began an unstoppable conquest of the galaxy.
What I'm saying is that the wraith probably weren't prepared
to fight an enemy as formidable as the Atlantis team.
If the wraith are going to win some battles, I'd suggest that
they build a larger, shielded hive ship that could carry some
upgraded wraith darts.
The super hive ship's main systems, such as the hyperdrive
generators, would be built inside the ship so that
- Security systems would be tightened so that "The Hive"
stunts of throwing-the-knife-at-the-control-panel-to-
set-you-free won't work.
As for the Wraith Darts, they would also be shielded so that they
cannot be easily destroyed by the F-302's missiles
Plus they would be faster and have additional thrusters for increased
maneuverability in space.
Yes, the Wraith do put up a good fight now, but
what about the future? I just pulled this thought randomly
out of my hat.