As a long time trekkie (since I was an egg) I gave Prodigy a chance, and I don’t regret it. It’s a fun show and now I can say I really enjoy it. Yes, it takes a few episodes to start kicking in, but then it gets going and has some decent character development. It is 10000 times better than all the other Trek trash they are spewing out of their asses. WAY better than the horrible Lower Decks, which I could only stand two episodes of and have never watched again. Yes, Prodigy, an animated show aimed more at children is better than the adults shows.
I would say this is much more respectful to Gene than the other Trek they have done in recent years. Janeway is on the show too. Her hologram in the first episodes, and now the actual character is on the show. One of the last episodes actually dealt with the fallout of a crew member from the original Enterprise having crashed his shuttle there all those years ago. They mentioned Transparent Aluminum in the same episode.
I would suggest giving it a chance.