If TNG-R (or TOS-R for that matter) had an effects budget equivalent to Avatar
, then I might see a case being made for replacing the existing model work with CGI. But after watching TOS-R it seems unlikely they can do convincing work on a shoestring budget.
I'd rather have the original model work instead of cheap CGI.
I agree, I think this project is being done the right way with these guidelines in place.
Instead of complaining we should still be amazed that they are doing this AT ALL. They are not guaranteed to make a ton of money on this through Bluray sales and yet they are still investing a lot of time and effort to re-edit every single episode.
Imagine if they had just said, "We are doing select episodes and releasing a few fan box sets" Some would be crying bloody murder.