Abrams and his team focused mainly on the aspects of Star Trek (the original) that were always there — i.e. fun, adventurous and colorful — and focused less on the pretentious sophistry...
The movie also made the characters once again into people like they were in the first season and not the heroic types they became in the later seasons and into the majority of the TOS movies.
I've missed this version of Star Trek
for...well, longer than a lot of folks have been watching Trek. Abrams's take on this pleases me no end.