I am feeling that Discovery is too reliant on connecting to TOS. I think Burnham's character would be more compelling to have been raised by Vulcans in a isolated location and not be spock's sister. A Vulcan ship got stranded and then a human ship also for same reason which killed her parents. She was then raised vulcan.
I have not seen any of season 2 yet. I may binge it when season is done. I was hoping that Saru would be the captain this season and the fact that Pike was introduced has cooled my interest. I love the ideas they explore. I would have preferred a Star Trek in it's own time, I dont need it to connect to TOS at all. Just my feeling so far.