I still wasn't a massive fan. Swearing, gore and general edginess I don't need in Star Trek. And after Stewart being exactly the same for his entire career, it's a little depressing having him noticable aged.
I don't know that Star Trek is that well suited to these rambling serialised stories. I've been watching some TOS recently and it's striking how much plot they blaze through in an episode.
A typical TOS episode could be expanded into a movie without too much effort. And there's always a clear central theme or idea at the heart of it, which tends to get diluted when you string episodes out into ongoing soap operas.