lol, I knew it would be something like this.
I know that the new Star Trek series' are important to the viability of their streaming services, but what really matters is if people are watching them or not. I bet if too few people in the countries where only their streaming carried Nu-Trek subscribed, but alot of the people who did subscribe watched their Star Trek shows, they would have just canned the streaming service and Netflix or Prime HBO would have just bought the rights to those shows. If the streaming service had been a huge success but people hated the Star Trek series, they would have canned the shows and kept the series.
I get that you're just trying to avoid giving them money out of principal, but ViacomCBS is a behemoth with their fingers in everything anyway.
The other reality is that these shows are just catering to popular trends. Maybe the scripts would be better without Kurtzman but alot of the stuff that you fundamentally dislike isn't going to change until those trends change. SF is alot more mainstream now than it was in the '90s. Sure, TNG was "mainstreem," and one of the biggest shows of all-time, but there weren't peer SF shows for it to conform to.