^ While I do see the point you're making, I do also think that TAS has led to a lot in Trek fandom getting concerned about any
animated foray into the franchise. In other words, there is definitely a contingent within the fandom whose sole experience with Star Trek in animated form "burnt their fingers", so to speak, and so they are therefore understandably reluctant to see the franchise ever try that particular medium again.
There are many people who won't be able to see that Trek could
work very well in animation, until such time as somebody actually does
and proves the point.