I have been a trek fan for a long time. This series is, in a word, great. As far as those criticzing its originality. you are idiots, plain and simple.
The scripts have been VERY original. I think Bakula is right for the part and the others are coming along. The effects are very good as well.
I actually can't get over HOW GOOD the show is. I really expected it to suck. I didn't like DS9 at any point, nor voyager. Believe me, I tried. TNG was OK at the start. I still feel it is the best, but this one has the potential to challenge that.
Why don't you think it is original? At first, the title theme music made me go "woah...wtf?"...But now, I like that too. The only thing I notice is that I'm not fond of is the technology looks a little TOO advanced compared to what date it is supposed to be. Either way, this show is awesome.