When I'd read that Fox was bringing back X for a heavily truncated tenth season, I was one of the few and proud who honestly thought, "No way." So far as I was concerned, sure, it would be great to have Mulder and Scully back for another go'round, but I'd much rather they spend the time, effort, and money to make another theatrical entry. Another bout on television really seemed more like a 'been there, done that' idea to me (unless, of course, there were plans for a re-launch along the lines of an X-Files: The Next Generation program, which could have merit).
Also, dare I say that I wasn't all that much of a fan of Carter being the head honcho in charge of a Season 10 effort? So much of where the show went downhill in my estimation came from Carter's own tinkerings to kinda/sorta undo the established mythology for the purposes of what felt so very much like trying to extend the shelf-life of ideas he'd already stripped down and repackaged in multiple episodes if not multiple arcs: what new could he bring to the table?
The so-called 10th season aired, and (again I hate to say it) I was one of the few and the proud who wasn't impressed. Don't get me wrong: the relaunch had some nice moments, but they were spread out too far and too few to my liking. Duchovny and Anderson did pretty well about slipping back into the personas they helped craft over the previous nine seasons; but the stories that made up these six episodes just felt half-baked ... until Mulder got full-baked on screen (which was good for the laughs but just seemed like an 'insert' to this long-time X-Phile).
So, yeah, I wasn't impressed. I know so, so many ate it up. I just didn't.
In any event, Carter and company are still hoping to go back to the well and (presumably) deliver some follow-up to the cliffhanger they ended the program on. Even that felt to me like it was an attempt to guarantee he'd get money for more installments ... but if that's the last I see of Mulder and Scully any time soon then I'm okay with it.