Concerning Stargate Universe, I know, opinions and stuff. But I really, really hated that show and couldn't bear it for long. A rather disgusting amount of plot holes along with an overabudance of people bloody fricking crying all the time. Seriously, if they ain't showing the Starship, you'll see someone crying their eyes out. All the bloody time. Made it entirely an unbearable experience to me, since it pissed me off so much.
And these plot holes are? Keep in mind, i've also seen every episode of SG-1 and Atlantis.
As far as the crying goes, that aspect is seriously exaggerated; there are substantially less scenes with crying than reading a post like yours would imply, and very rarely are the scenes any longer than a few seconds. Assuming my memory is reliable in this particular case, you can count with your fingers the amount of scenes with crying in all forty episodes.