This news article is just tailor made to raise controversy. Especially given the overall response to the Star Wars prequels.
I like the star wars prequels and I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to Star Trek XI. One thing though, part of the reason for having humanoid aliens in trek was so you could see the humanity in them. I find nothing engaging or interesting in a big CGI monster/creature.
Character character character. Stick to that and you'll be fine. And a little gee-whiz cgi is cool too. But in very very small doses.