^Who can say what Star Trek will be in the future?
Would anyone 30 years ago have figured that a number of Trek novels would feature large scale space warfare? Not me.
What might the future bring? What if the next David Drake or David Weber started writing Trek novels that were allowed to be published and they moved Star Trek to a highly militaristic viewpoint with a very "old fashioned" type of society evolving on Earth and in the Federation?
Say these novels became very popular selling in the millions of copies?
Inevitably, such a different vision of Star Trek would come to the fore as those types of novels would be demanded more and more.
Don't ever claim "but it isn't Star Trek".
Todays Star Trek "isn't Star Trek" when looked at from the Original Series or even the early ST:TNG perspective.