Since the creator of Trek - GR - is dead, he's got nothing more so say about continuity so it is once again a generic space opera unless of course you happened to like TOS more than the other incarnations of it. Then consistancy would be an issue. Whether it's canon is irrelovant. But I am curious how say CLB would react if future guy was defined differently by a subsequent writer or his version and reimagining of future history was ignored and contradicted by someone else? JJ's universe can be invalidated by TPTB in a second and wiped clean yet again to make way for a new vision that supercedes it - a better vision or interpretation.