Yes I am watching season 3.
I guess it is better. Since it has nothing to do with normal trek timeline they can do whatever they want and I don't have to roll my eyes at something being ridiculous. Final fight in season 2 was stupid. Like it took how many seasons (24 eps per season?) in DS9 to build up to the big dominion war battle, and discovery battle built up in seemingly couple episodes and then turned it into a CGI mess.
Or how in TNG with first borg battle (wolf 359) they did not even show (probably due to cgi limitations, and yes they showed it in DS9 later), but it made borg looks scarier to see aftermath. Or the most important battle in TNG that never happened (enterprise+2 klingon vs 2 romulan episode). Don't need CGI battle mess to create tension or whatever. It's almost like they have a CGI budget and have to spend it on CGI mess or else they lose the budget lol.
I'm sure Discovery story will find a way to screw season 3 though. With the current season 3 arc and 15 eps per season they could easily do 3 seasons worth on just this arc. Take it slow and drag it out since there is limitless stuff they can do. But I wouldn't be surprised if this is just a 1 season arc like the previous 2 seasons have 1 main arc that they have to resolve in 1 season.
I'm also hoping discovery is just going through the classic 1st season of trek being 'bad' and then they figure stuff out (like tng/ds9/voy). Except discovery took 2 seasons. Maybe the 1st 2 seasons was setting up season 3+ which they originally had planned from start.
I have set my expectations low, but at least it's way better than Picard.