How much of DISCO have you watched? I’m gonna be brutal here and say that the vast majority of long-time fans of Trek who I’ve seen badmouthing the show are going on watching a small amount of the show, if any, then watching a bunch of biased YouTube videos, and getting really angry about the visual updates to the show, while ignoring all the times that the older shows changed things with zero explanation.
Because Trek fans alone aren’t enough to keep a show on the air, and the Trek fans who are getting pissed off at the show are a vocal but small percentage of Trek fans. The show’s creative team includes Nicholas Meyer, who co-wrote and directed Star Trek II and VI, Joe Menosky, who wrote 56 episodes of Trek in the 90s, including Darmok, and Kristen Beyer, who’s written 15 Trek novels. The show’s original showrunner and the architect of the story arc is Bryan Fuller, who worked on DS9 and Voyager. The current showrunners are his hand-picked replacements. Gene Roddenberry’s son is a producer.
The same people who complain that DISCO is spitting in the face of Trek fans also claim that the writers know nothing about Star Trek. Which shows how much they’ve paid attention to the show.