I saw the 12:01 showing Wednesday Night and I was really happy with the way the film went. i wasn't paying too much attention to how the others in the theater reacted. (partly because my theater converted some of the auditoriums to an all Lay-Z-Boy seat format and I was in heaven) anyway.
I hope the young Spock contacting old Spock for advice bit is dropped. It's cool to see Leonard Nimoy of course but I think it would get a bit old and make the new crew seem less effective if they have to refer to Spock Prime on every BIG mission.