Wow, I too love the diverse crew here. And I think including a Xindi, especially and insectoid, is a great choice. I don't think we hear enough about the Xindi given that they nearly destroyed earth at one point.
I always enjoy seeing a new captain take the reigns, and Donners is no exception. It's probably more challenging to command a "Pre assembled" command staff than one you pick out yourself.
Also, I thing the concept that drives this story is rich with possibilities.
Hungry for more!