Everything about this new series is pretty enjoyable, EXCEPT for two main things...
1) The complete change in dynamics between the characters with the whole "romantic interest" addition. I really don't understand the point of this... well, I mean I do understand the point, but it just doesn't work, and detracts more than enhances. They should just let the characters be the friends they've always been, and leave the romance stuff for short storyline stints outside of the normal cast.
2) The complete change in personality of Fred and Velma. What were they thinking!?!? I'm certainly not one to mind changes, but they've nearly ruined the very essence of what made these two characters great (not to mention what made them work, and stand the test of time, for over 40 years now). I think I understand what they were trying to do, but they just went WAY too far with it. They should have kept both of these characters in the same vein as the "What's New Scooby Doo" series, which I think was a perfect blend of the original characters updated slightly with some more humorous elements.
Unfortunately, those two things make this series a little hard to swallow. On top of this, about half the episode's storylines are REALLY weak. The only thing that saves this series is that it's Scooby Doo, and Scooby Doo is awesome!... Scooby is unchanged, Shaggy is great (and Matthew Lillard is great), and there's some really entertaining and witty humor and dialog thrown in here and there throughout all the episodes. Plus, SOME of the story content is good, and Mister "E" is kind of interesting. Combined together... despite being personally really disappointed in a show that had huge potential for greatness... the show still manages to maintain itself as an enjoyable watch for me. I really hope they straighten out some of what they've messed up on here as future episodes unfold. I will definitely be buying this DVD to support the franchise and hope it stays around for a while.
There are in fact a few other things I don't like... other changes they've made from previous Scooby gang incarnations... but I consider them to be minor in comparison, and possibly just my own personal bias... so I'm not going to bother mentioning them here. I've covered the most important stuff.
Whoever is writing this series, they need to be paying attention to the latest Scooby movies that have been made... Camp Scare and Abracadabra Doo... because both of those were simply brilliant in every way, from characters to storylines. It's obviously a different set of people that must be working on the movies and the series.