Okay, here are mine. Apologies if I'm not adding anything new and just repeating what others have said!
Fantastic visuals. The special effects are terrific (for the most part). Discovery has a big budget and it shows in virtually every frame. It's gorgeous.
Serialised storytelling. While I'm not a massive fan of the Klingon War arc (more on that later), the fact that Discovery has embraced the format from the very beginning is a good thing IMO. It helps keep the show focused.
Great characters. I'm still not sold on Michael, and I feel like the decision to make her the central character isn't a great one, but the rest of them more than make up for it.
The unknown. The budget has allowed them to