There are a lot of people that really miss the planet of the week / everything back in the box novels.
I really don't...
I really do.
Which is not to say that I'm not enjoying what's currently going on in the books (although, book two of the TNG COLD EQUATIONS trilogy left alot to be desired.), but I don't understand why we can't have books set within their respective series timeframes. TOS is doing this, why not the others?
And I really don't understand why everybody seems to hate self-contained stories. After all, they're just as valid as ongoing ones.