I have accepted a long time ago that the Trek I grew up with is gone, it's not coming back.
JJ Trek IS just popcorn action films, that's what sells now.
I enjoy the new movies for what they are, but the pioneer spirit, the ethics, the exploration is done. People don't want it.
It's a shame but that's just the way it is.
Anyone who misses "Star Trek" and isn't 100% satisfied with "JJ Trek" I suggest getting into the Star Trek books because the spirit lives on in those.
I agree, but I'm not as down about it as you are.
Firstly, the Roddenberry vision didn't prove that great - it was OK for TOS but the movies and TNG only got good after Gene got the boot. He'd have had a blue fit about DS9, and that's the best Trek out there imho.
JJ Trek is like it is, because it's 'The Movies' and that's how movies are nowadays. Any new TV show would probably be a lot closer to Trek as we know it.
Anyhow, the continuation novels are fantastic !