Well, first of all, it hardly "looks like ass."
Unless it's undergone a truly remarkable improvement since I gave up after the premiere, it does indeed look a great deal like ass.
My bigger issue with it: the premise and characters were uninteresting. I wouldn't mind a substandard-looking series with kickass characters and plotline. I don't think Paramount or CBS are going to countenance that approach for a premium brand like Star Trek,
but there are countless other sci fi stories that could be told.