|Welcome aboard buckaroo!
For years the linchpin for the SyFy Channel was the Stargate franchise. It ran for years and had a number of incarnations long after the original was off the air. Believe me, everybody wants to create the next Stargate, which is why I think the writers and producers have chosen to grow their show in a way where relationships, other then friendship, are not the focus of each and every episode. They are working with mystery and intrigue. Believe me, nothing builds an audience like mystery and intrigue. One of the most famously watched episodes on television was the "Who shot JR" episode of Dallas. The audience was not tuning in to see cast members fantasize about banging one another. They were watching because they wanted that damn mystery solved. This is the smart way to evolve. This, I suspect, is what they're doing with Warehouse 13.