Cheers Timofnine, thanks for the welcome. To answer your question, I think that there are various attempts within that show to show it being part of the proper TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY universe, the most notable example being the final episode. Because of this mess, I can't see it being part of this new universe either. Without references to Enterprise, then I think I would be a lot more accepting of this new universe because I really want to like this universe. Thats isn't allways the case, Big Brother and (equally horrible clones) and friends are just two of many many exceptions. And DS9 being a very large example of the opposite.