As a TrekkER*, I'm quite happy with the altered timeline shenanigans of Abrams's movies (so far). It's a universe I love to visit, and every neighborhood needs a sprucing-up now and then. There are some elements I could do without (the Spock/Uhura thing is less than compelling, and the bridge decor is too glassy-sparkly for my taste), but I enjoy other touches and departures from the old-school timeline (dig the dress uniform with the cap!)
I've always appreciated Trek's philosophical bent, but must admit I enjoy it best when it's spiced with action. This is one reason why every Star Trek series' later seasons are on the whole better than the early ones, and why, of the Star Trek films, WRATH OF KHAN and FIRST CONTACT and the two Abrams films are the most riveting and fun. My opinion, of course.
* Trekker -- A fan who might own a model or two, might have even read a novel or twelve, and is not averse to the idea of attending a convention if schedules or other pursuits permit.
* Trekkie -- A fan who has lost all sense of proportion, owns as many models and toys he or she can attain, goes to all the conventions, wears insignia at all times somewhere on his or her clothing (if not actually tattooed on their flesh), and whose most satisfying conversations tend to be debates with other Trekkies as to the relative dimensions of Starfleet vessels. See also Sheldon Cooper.