Re: Getting into Star Trek, what should I watch!??
TOS isn't perfect either despite what purists would have you believe (I guess they don't remember the third season with such episodes as 'And the Children Shall Lead' and 'Spock's Brain') not every episode is 'Balance of Terror' and 'City on the Edge of Forever'.
Can you point to anyone in this thread that has said anything remotely like what your stating above?
I love TOS the most and I always point out the high points of the other series as well.
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.