Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back? Part 2: Poll edition.
Would you judge the shape TNG was going to take by the first two episodes? If not, then I'd recommend not applying that standard to the new movies.
The first two episodes of TNG I saw were Encounter at Farpoint
and The Naked Now
back in 1987. I loved them both then and I love them now. I wish the rest of Modern Trek had been as enjoyable as those first two seasons of TNG.
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock