This was a surprisingly good episode. Many times I find myself wondering how they could possible get away with those fight scenes or why the writers chose to script it in a certain way. This episode was, while calm, intriguing and informative. We learn quite a bit about Vulcans. We learn about their lives and their philosophies.
I honestly had no real complaints about this episode, which is very uncommon. While season 3 was fun and all with Enterprise essentially becoming a battleship bound for war, it is nice to get back to the original mission of mysteries and new information. I'd recommend this episode. Can't wait to watch the other parts.