The Youtube folks will tell you it's their job as *critics* "We do it so you don't have to." I hope I never reach their level hate.Why watch something you don't like? Good grief, there are THOUSANDS of shows on. You have to actually PAY to watch this. What kind of masochist watches something they don't like just to then go and bitch to all and sundry about how they don't like it?
I wonder if the studios that produce the shows, and movies have any idea what fandom is. Fans will still buy merchandise, even toys no matter their age. Despite this they feel they have to change things to appeal to new audiences. I watch Star Trek because my parents watched it when I was a kid. If I had children they would have watched it too. Season 2 seems to be more appealing to the established fan base. If they continue to listen to fans, which I like to believe was done with S2, S3 will be even better.
It'll be sad to see Pike go but I still look forward to season 3. I wonder who the new captain will be. I'm not sure Saru is the one, but I'd like to see a non Vulcan alien. The captains have all been humans thus far. That's speciest. There should be more alien representation on TV.