David Moyes admits he is thoroughly enjoying watching his Everton side as he targets a return to European competition.
The Toffees continued their fine start to the Premier League season as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday thanks to goals from Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini.
Slow starts to recent campaigns have proved costly for the Merseyside club, with their now familiar strong finish coming just too late to secure European qualification.
But Everton's tally of three wins, a draw and a defeat from the first five games is a match for their start to the 2004-05 season, which saw them qualify for the Champions League.
They are also shaking off their tag as a limited, functional side; Mirallas' second goal against the Swans may be as good a team goal as will be seen this season.
The move started with Phil Neville penned in by his own right-hand corner flag, with superb passes from Fellaini and Steven Pienaar allowing Mirallas to grab his first Premier League goal.
Moyes is finding his team a joy to watch in their current form, but is refusing to get carried away.
When asked what he thought his side could achieve this season, the Scot said: "Pushing for a European place, I think, is a realistic thing for Everton.
"The Champions League would probably be seen as unrealistic with the quality of the Premier League.
"We've missed out on Europe the last couple of years - I think we've been a little bit unfortunate, our league positions would have got you in Europe in some years.
"It's something I think that everyone at Everton would like to get back. But the first thing is always to get 40 points and get yourself safe, so I don't want to get carried away too quickly.
"I'm not a great optimist. I'm one of these ones who doesn't work that way. But I said to the players afterwards, 'I'm enjoying watching you play'.
"There were times at this point last season when I wouldn't have paid to watch us a couple of times. I would definitely pay to come and watch us now."