Resurrecting this post. So what did you think now the season has come to an end? I watched the finale last night.
My impression is that it is better than I thought. I don't think it is up there with Next Generation or Voyager but worthy of the Star Trek name and pleased it had substance and ethical undertones to the stories, unlike the Abrams reboots which are basically just an action fest to appeal to those with ADD.
As a technical Trekkie I found some of it difficult to run with. The Spore Hub Drive just seems a bit too convenient. Warp tech is theoretically possible but this spore drive is a bit out there and I know of no reference to it in any other Trek series (especially Voyager where it would have been so useful) so it isn't really following cannon. Such powerful drive technology would surely have at least been mentioned in the future, even if it were outlawed due to the human navigator component. I also have trouble with the modern looking ship given that this was pre-Kirk. They did a great job in Enterprise of making the ship look less technical than Kirk's era but still palatable for modern TV. I also didn't like the reboot of the Klingon look. It is what it is.
The main running storyline was cool although I would have prefered the episodes to have had more of a conclusion each time. It seemed more like one long running story in most cases.
Overall 7.5 out of 10. A better start to a series than Enterprise had although Enterprise thoroughly redeemed itself by season 3. I'm glad Discovery season 2 has been authorized. It'll be interesting to see where they take it now the Spore Drive is out of commission and the Klingon story has reached a conclusion.