Really really loved this show. It was totally ahead of it's time, having a *new* show on during the summer instead of boring repeats. The spin-off factor was smart as well, sucking in lots of the Dawson's Creek viewers.
I really enjoyed the story. Reminded me of my days at summer camp. Everyone was rooting for Will Krudski to make it in the world of the elite. Also, a very talented cast. Kate Bosworth has skyrocketed to fame since doing Young Americans. Ian Somerhaulder has also come a long way, gaining fame for his role in LOST.
Wish they'd had a second season...it's no fun to be left on a cliff-hanger!