Re: Abrams turns Star Wars because of his "loyalty" to Trek
Times have changed and continuity is far more important today than it was in the past. If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was writing Sherlock today he would have paid far more attention to small continuity details and have included arcs connecting the various novels.
I don't think so. It's only among obsessive nerd communities that there are people who care and there were plenty of those people back then too. Doyle killed off Holmes at one point to make a clean break, although that obviously didn't work.
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans