Right up until the "A Time to..." books, almost everything felt like a logical progression from the end of DS9 and Voyager, then it felt like the Trek lit authors got a bit too enthusiastic about shaking up the status quo (especially with David Mack providing more detonations than Star Trek into Darkness).
I'm at a loss as to imagine what in post-A Time to...
isn't a logical progression from the ends of DSN, VOY, and TNG.
It's a logical progression that the Enterprise
-E would have new staff to replace those lost at the end of NEM.
It's a logical progression to see the adventures of the USS Titan
established in NEM.
It's a logical progression to see Voyager
return to the Delta Quadrant as an exploratory force.
What, exactly, is so implausible a progression?
It says a lot when Trek lit has more in common with the Star Wars EU than the canon material in terms of tone and general content.
I really have no idea what you're talking about here. The Star Wars
E.U. is essentially one giant exercise in either telling the same basic story over and over again (rise of an evil empire controlled by the Sith, the Jedi beat them back and establish a good democracy again), or in re-writing the Star Wars
canon so it's not complete shit (e.g., the novels set between the P.T. and the novelizations).
The Star Trek
E.U. is neither of these things.