Keep your hopes tempered, folks.
Keep them in check. Paramount could very well say "no."
They'd look like dicks if they did,
but they can definitely say "no." TimB could have saved himself a lot of heartache if he'd been more forthcoming about things and had better PR. However, with this announcement he has earned the right to flip a great big pretty birdie at some folks who practically called him a criminal.
I agree that Paramount is probably still looking for the next big gimmick to propel Trek back to mainstream popularity and that the studio still doesn't get it. It takes good stories. If there is a next series at all (of which I'm extremely doubtful) it will probably be Star Trek: the reality series or Starfleet Academy of the Saline injected. Oy.