Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back?
Way to miss the whole point of the story. I'll make it explicit--ignoring your audience is a bad idea. So too is simply catering to what they say they want.
I think you have to ignore the audience when writing. Ask twenty-five Star Trek fans what they really want and you'll likely come away with at least thirty answers.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"