Star Trek hits a lot of common story points. The same can be said for every Trek movie that has come out since 1979. Somehow the fact that Abrams is doing it makes it not ok for some people. That's just petty.
Can you show a sequence of Star Trek movies that go back-to-back-back with the same basic story points (Nemesis, Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness)? Bad guy with an axe to grind that can make a big bang...
It could be a great film, it could be a shitty film. If acknowledging that concept makes me petty, so be it.