Re: My view on a new Trek series.
Any new series may have Trek's background as a hindrance. I would gloss over Trek's continuity if it's in the old timeline and set the show in the 25th century. Familiarity but new, that is key...
I wouldn't quibble over a JJ Abrams timeline series though, I think right now that is the most likely series.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan