STO isn't "shite" but it should be a lot better. I agree that ideally the books should have priority over videogames and movies though.
I'm kinda irritated Abrams settled on Romulus as the planet to be destroyed in the Prime universe as it was probably the most interesting society he could have removed. I'd rather he blew up Betazed.
What's interesting about Romulus? It always struck me as a fairly underdeveloped and unimaginative science-fiction version of the Roman empire.