Also allows for going pretty much anywhere you want, both in terms of geography and social setting, which is a huge plus. The marines does have some of that as well, but mostly limited to battlezones.
I mean, I'm speaking to my peers here, so it's hardly worth mentioning beyond the fact that we all pretty much agree with is a good pick, lol.
I just hope they put their budget where it needs to go. The costumes need to look sturdy, not something obviously light-weight and plastic, for example. And imho it's better to keep things small-scale in terms of visual vistas and backgrounds than to throw in CGI that's not quite passable. Compare to the Mandalorian, if you will. Nothing too crazy happening there in terms of scenerey (with a few exceptions), but everything you see serves the story very well.