I'm enjoying it the more I watch. It certainly has a different feel and cadence to the story-telling. No "monster of the week". Character development is pretty rich, and done well. It seems less focused on world-building and assumes the audience has a cursory knowledge of the show. Spoiler I'm struggling with this "spore" drive BS. It seems like a convenient hyper-science fiction to move the plot along. Star Trek has never been shy about some far-fetching ideas, but this seems like a stretch. Universe-wide instantaneous FTL travel...WTF?