Biggest reason I didn't care for it was it is barely recognizable (IMO) to Star Trek, every time I saw something new and "improved" I just cringed.
From the military dress uniforms with hats no less..really?
To the communicators and even the new boots, ughh what were they?
Pike had a similar hat in "The Cage"/"The Minagerie" CLICK!
And did the grey uniforms really look any more militaristic than the ones seen in Wrath of Khan and beyond?