I think "start great" or "get better" is a false choice. We live in a time of unprecedented entertainment options -- far too many to watch. So, for me, it's a question of whether a show is worth my time. Discovery's first season was right on the cusp. Had it not had "Star Trek" in the title, I'd have dropped it early on, so I can't help but question whether continuing with it -- and voting with my subscription dollars week after week -- was really the right call, for me or for the franchise. At a certain point, tolerating bad/mediocre Trek is only encouraging more bad/mediocre Trek, and there's already too much of that. These days, being willing to write off the first two years doesn't make a lot of sense to me. We have, what, five or six more shows supposedly in the pipeline? Am I really expected and willing to sit through 12 seasons of disappointing TV in hopes it will improve?