Fans have come up with excuses for the continuity glitches in STXI just as they did decades ago with TOS, TMP, TNG and the rest.
Indeed. But have you heard the phrase, "The straw that broke the camel's back?"
Warped9 definitely has a weak back here. But I'm the same age he is (5-27-59). I had no problem with creative excuses all the way through DS9. Voyager started me on some serious back pain that took some (figurative) therapy to get through. The vertebrae finally gave out at the end of season 2 of Enterprise. There was hope for recovery but Star Trek XI was the equivalent of a light saber through the spine. There is no way I am willing to go there.
Temis is glad Star Trek isn't dead? I have news for her: It's undead! We didn't get Star Trek back. We got a walking, rotting corpse in disguise. I'd rather put the corpse to rest and cherish and celebrate all the wonderful stuff it gave us rather than have its name soiled by this filthy succubus.