Re: Ferengi in the new universe
Eh, why not? We know the Ferengi almost sorta made first contact in ENT, having them show up in the new timeline would not be that inappropriate. But largely, I'd guess, as a background fixture as a nod to fans - even in the TNG heyday there was a noticeable absence of Ferengi in the feature films (for whatever reason.)
'Spock is always right, even when he's wrong. It's the tone of voice, the supernatural reasonability; this is not a man like us; this is a god.'
- Philip K. Dick