I'm no Trekkie... but..
I watched every eps of the original Star Trek series beginning in 1972. Was so disappointed in the pilot of TNG, when it was released, that I didn't watch the series for 4 years. Then rediscovered TNG and became a huge fan. I never watched DS9. Watched many Voyager eps, but wasn't a big fan. I saw the first two eps of Enterprise and never watched it again. I've seen most of the movies.
I mention all that to say that I know of the many plot lines/story arcs/mythology that make up the Star Trek franchise and I'm a fan.
But I don't speak Klingon phrases nor know all the franchise's intersecting time-lines and frankly... blah blah blah blah!
If they make a mistake in a story timeline or introduce technology in this prequel that "couldn't have existed at that time" because the story line from S03E07 of DS9 gave a different history... BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH... I don't care!
I watch these series/stories and base my decisions on how good they are on their own... NOT as a part of some greater whole mythological story line and how these series fit into that structure.
I know that people do that and I understand that if you're really into this franchise... a True Trekkie... than those things maybe very important to you.
I'm reading people angrily commenting that #1 couldn't be blast thru a corridor of space but they got no problem with instantaneous movement of a ship?!? LOL See... that's kinda crazy... it's SCI-FI.. and it's a better chance the former could be done and NO chance that the latter would work.
If you're NOT that kind of fan... Star Trek: Discovery is really a VERY GOOD story in its own right. After 4 eps, I find it to be a darker series than the previous series I've seen... no funny/joking moments in this one and that works just fine for me.
I'm enjoying the series and it's the first ST series I've seen that I've enjoyed from the first eps.
I like it.. I hope they don't get canceled.