Guess I'm spoiled... but I don't want Star Trek done on the cheap.
Oh, neither do I. Neither do, I suspect, many other people. Which is why I keep questioning the sustainability of a straight-to-DVD series. Sure, Trek fans might gobble up the first few titles, but eventually they're going to get wise and not waste their money on productions that are so cheap.
As for an increased budget making additional installments of "The Lost Tales" unprofitable, I doubt it. But probably not profitable enough to make it worth the time and money of Warner Bros.