I disagree that Abrams Trek didn't present some of the idealism. That doesn't make it necessary to establish the ideals first, though I could see how it would be preferred. Instead, you have Michael have to endure training under the ideal (Georgiou's "Starfleet doesn't fire first") and meet the messy world. It might not be cut and try but I think it is there, and can be expanded upon further as the show continues on. This show is not even finished its first season and yet the expectation is for it to be fully realized and complete story.