The third episode being "Thirty Eight Minutes?" I presume you count "Rising" as one episode rather than a two-parter. Yes, the show has a higher gross factor than SG-1, but it's not every episode. You've only just begun. You haven't dived into the meat of the show. At least keep watching until you get to "The Storm" and "The Eye," the mid-season two-parter. You've expressed your frustration with the show not featuring Earth. They're only cut off during the first season. I'll spoil that much if it'll help you get into the show.