That's the argument I simply cannot understand. I have issues with the film but it is undeniably "Star Trek".
Nuh-uh. Trek XI was seen by millions of people who enjoyed it. A true Trek movie is only seen by a handful of people who immediately go online and bitch about what a waste of time it was.
Also, if Trek XI truly was Star Trek, where was the three-hour sub-plot where they discuss they're mission to save the Andorian ambassador?