How many times do we have to hear this from uber hardcores??? Why did anything have to be confirmed. It was pretty obvious that there would be some reinterpretation of the Star Trek universe ever since this thing was announced.
But they don't think they're uber hardcore or purists. They're the only true fans, and anyone who doesn't adhere to their personal opinion of what Star Trek should be 100% of the time just doesn't understand Trek at all and shouldn't be considered a fan. Duh!