Why don't we wait until the franchise gets back on it's feet before we talk about more "difficult" movies?
Because they can happen and they can do well, but there needs to be some faith by those who fund them. The only way that can happen is getting an audience again.
Star Trek can be whatever we want it to be, but we have to make sure that people will watch it with us. It's not our "precious" that no one else can have, on the contrary, it's there for us to share.