Even so. We got six TOS movies with the same core seven cast members, even when it would've been more logical for them to move on to different ships or careers.
While I don't expect a major change at the end of this film with the cast (though I'm interested on why Chekov is seen in a red uniform), I do think we'll see Paramount taking greater risks in the future or else they risk alienating the general audiences they've lured back to Trek with the reboot.
Whether something major happens with the cast, the Enterprise
or with the greater environment, Pine said he wasn't sure how they would do a third based on the events of Into Darkness. So that gives me hope that they're not going to just keep tossing us status quo films.