@wetflame To me, it’s more of why would you set a show pre-TOS when this is guaranteed to happen. They could just as easily set this show post-Nemesis and been fine.
Personally, as a lifelong Trekkie, I’m not really digging the show. I’m two episodes behind at this point (though I will likely catch up, just to see where it goes). They’re just moving way too quickly and trying way to hard to be edgy.
I don’t mind the serialized plot (I loved the Dominion War seasons of DS9), I just wished their characters had a little more time to breathe and behaved more like actual people who’ve been through the academy. Michael’s not quite doing for me yet (the Spock’s adopted sister thing put me off on the worst foot), though she’s far from the weakest character on the show.
Hopefully later seasons improve a ton, since that’s typically the norm for Trek.