Cannon doesn't (or shouldn't) matter. A Star Trek story is a Star Trek story, no matter where it comes from.
Yes, watch it. You will find it better than anything being made currently. Yes, I know people will disagree with that statement, but I don't give a damn.
The sooner Jar Jar and his hack posse move on, the better.
We waited FOUR YEARS for that SHIT?!?
If it weren't for 'Jar Jar' Star Trek would be dead and gone, buddy.