Both RTD and Moffat are respectful of the classic series. Moffat is a fan of the series as well, so I trust that he has the best interest of the series in mind. Generally, I think he's doing a great job. He's certainly included many elements of the classic series.
So, if he doesn't include a classic Doctor, I don't think it's out of spite for the classic series. I'd disagree with the decision but, well, you can't agree 100% with anybody!!