I preferred the S1 tone and style as well. I still like the show a lot, but I don’t find it nearly as exciting as that first season, which was such a welcome departure from the predominance of what we saw previously, while still existing in and exploring the “Star Trek Universe.” The following seasons have felt more and more like they are trying to make it “cuddly comfy familiar Star Trek” and it feels a little forced…like they are trying too hard to showcase the character relationships rather than let them develop organically. I also wish they hadn’t jumped 900 years. I loved the pre-TOS setting. But, it is what it is. I still like the characters and I’ll be tuning in every week to see how it goes!