Does it matter?
No, it doesn't.
Ask yourself this, people: If Abrams looooooves Star Wars so much, and purportedly haaaaates Star Trek, then why did he make a Star Trek movie? And a hugely successful one at that?
And while I'm not really interested in retreading this old, worn-out discussion, I would still like someone to list how Abrams's film is so much like Star Wars with points that haven't already been refuted a million times before.