I was about to run my mouth off in another thread (about STID's writing) when I figured I should stop and ask a question of those of you who actually earn their suppers in the Star Trek universe -- for which I thank you all, by the way (many late nights have been spent with your good work)...
Anyway, one of the common complaints from writers involved in Trek is that it's unduly difficult to write for the old universe without violating canon, and that's why we needed a reboot.
I'll grant that contradicting some obscure detail from the bowels of the Star Trek Encyclopedia
is probably inevitable in any piece of work, but my question is this:
Is it really
that difficult to write for the original timeline?