Seems like the TNG-R team aren't aware of the ruckus caused by the released screencaps:
Visual FX in TNG yr 2 by HTV are excellent, very faithful to original, with a hint of extra polish thx to topnotch team. Watch Blus and see!
Sounds to me like Okuda HAS heard some of the complaints. Otherwise it's doubtful he would have named HTV in his tweet.
And he does say they're "faithful to the original," not "better than the original," so I don't think he's overreaching at all.