Duncan MacLeod wrote:
do you think they would have been better off with the 27th century time period
It would have allowed for a more expansive back story. A more realistic spread of Humanity outward to the stars, room for multiple wars, slow incremental technological improvements. Especially with Humanity barely inching outward for the first century after discovering warp drive. The canon history of Trek has a lot happening in the hundred years between Archer and Kirk.
Cochrane: "What's it like out there in the galaxy?
Kirk: "We're on a thousand planets and spreading out."