I was/am a fan of the series but once I realized they were never going anywhere with the conspiracy, I found myself avoiding what Chris Carter called the "Mythology Episodes". I still love the stand alone episodes however like Tooms, Beyond the Sea, Pusher, Ice, the one with the Russian Tapeworm Man that I can't remember the title of right now.
In my opinion, Mulder and Scully never should be a romantic couple.
I preferred the stand alone ones too because the Mythology ones got too convoluted. And I use "Mythology" for the bigger picture plotline of every series. I almost forgot Chris Carter coined the phrase.