Before the 2009 film's success, my desire was to have Trek return to syndicated TV more as a 24th century show than strictly a TNG show. I have to admit that the reboot breathed new life into the franchise. I just hope that the Next Gen era is not done and that it returns in some form.
Read the novels! 24th century Trek never went away, and the current stories have a better hit/miss ratio than the TV shows did.