Re: star trek 3 without jjabrams
I don't think JJ being either directly or indirectly involved will make a huge difference. Much of the rest of the creative team will probably be the same and even if not, the tone has been set.
The third film will likely be the last with this cast anyway. Spin offs and new crew, with guests and cameo's by Quinto, Pine and Co. are not out of the question though. Maybe on T.V...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...