I'll take a "cliched" space opera series now, thank you very much. It beats no space opera at all.
And if you mean that being a bit of a throwback to the corny earnestness of TOS is cliched - sure, that sounds great! And I also think it's smart, ratings-wise, too. nuBSG style navel-gazing doesn't really have an expansive appeal. My guess is that RHW is going to tap into a woefully underserved and hungry audience.