And going back to why I'd have preferred it as a remake, then you wouldn't have to have all of TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY and the movies as we know them erased from existence by this "new timeline"
I find that offensive frankly, it just wasn't necessary to make a decent movie
I can accept all you didn't like about this film though I disagree, but after all we've read and seen onscreen to see this utter crap about erasures from existence again is truly unbelievable...
I agree with you SalvorHardin
. The original timeline is not destroyed. There are just 2 timelines now.