Re: Should it have been a straight reboot?
I guess the most disappointing thing for me is I was looking forward to an "origins story" of Kirk and company, but this wasn't it.
It's not the origin of TOS characters at all - the core of the characters are changed and altered beyond recognition. Only the names survive.
A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams