So many people have their fannies in a wad...but they shouldn't. Look at the series this way:
- People have been saying Atlantis seems a bit convient. When ever we are in trouble, we can be beamed up or saved by 304!
- People have been complaining that stories have been a too much like SG-1.
Now think about what SG: Universe is giving us. From what we know, it will be 'spaced based'. However... we also know we can't control the ship (nav wise). Which makes for boring fights, unless the ship can control itself and defend itself (I assume it can -- or maybe cloaked always? -- otherwise, how could it not be destroyed), which again makes for poor story.
My solution? And possibly how SGU will go about, the Destiny will serve as SGC of sorts, in space, and they can travel via stargate to any planet in the galaxy -- just like SG-1.
And there are other possible things that could happen, but the point is, at least one problem with "Stargate Atlantis" is solved. We are not so powerful, and we could face some pretty powerful bad guys -- with no real weapons.
However, expect new guns. Futuristic guns. Possible that they will be Atlantian weapons. Why? Where will they get bullets? Unless SGU is going to be a stealth-only show. Which wouldn't that be cool? Or not? But the point is, there is a lot of room for some cool effects, a lot of room for improvement, and it's sad that so many people are bashing it even before it comes out. I for one am looking forward to this. :-)