On the plus-side, I really like the format of this one. Really puts one into the story.
On the down-side, some of the continuity being presented for the STO-verse just doesn't work for me, especially the extent of the "small-universe" syndrome that seems to be going on. I also agree with the criticisms in this thread on the one-dimensional way military folk seem to be presented here. And don't even get me started on the whole "Department of Peace" nonsense. If that's how Starfleet is being run, they deserve to get their asses kicked.