I thought it was awesome. Yes, S1 was great shagging, shooting shit up, but could that have lasted another season (maybe!) S2 went on a bit of a different arc and got a little confusing with timelines etc - but still amazing TV!
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.