Guys, it's all rock n' roll. JJ may be call it multiuniverse, alternate universe, whatever to please us old folks, but let's face it, there are going to be fans like me who will never accept anyone but Shatner and Nimoy as Kirk and Spock. And that's just the way that it is. It's not something you can rationalize or change...it's in your gut. And that's it. Accept it.
But hey, I was one of them who thought they could never accept another captain of the Enterprise...until I met Patrick Stewart, who completely floored me with his performance. There could be another captain and baby, he was it!
So, JJ, make me change my mind. But don't insult my intelligence by calling it a multiuniverse. Just say, these stories happened when Kirk was young. That, I may be able to accept.
DalekJim isn't complaining about Shatner not being Kirk. He's complaining about a new timeline. You could have a 25th century show staring captain Tennant of the USS Lollipop. If you tell DalekJim the show is in the classic timeline he's happy, if you tell him the show is in the JJ timeline he's going to complain. The show could be identical in every way. The show can ignore every piece of Trek history just like TNG-ENT did when it was convenient, and he'll be happy as long as you say it's the classic timeline. The minute a producer says it's a new timeline he'll complain, regardless of content.