Even if they brought Scott Bakula back to play captain as Jonathan Archer's great great grand son, I'd probably still watch it.
I don't really like or hate Bakula, but the moment I got a whiff of them trying to tie it to the other series outside of some vague details, I'd be tuning out.
I really think a general lack of creativity is what ended up sinking Modern Trek. They had just done three series that had Klingon characters and many, many stories dealing with Klingons and yet Enterprise
felt the need to go to that well one more time.