You know, at first I was bothered by the changes they made in the timeline, etc. but maybe you're right. Its the passing of the torch. They're doing the same thing they did when it was time to move onto TNG. It was hard but eventually we grew used to it and even began to enjoy it. The only thing I can truly say I dont like has to do with the new Spock. They have to keep him from sounding like one of the Cone Heads from the old Saturday Night Lives. Not in the sound of his voice but in what he says.