Ah, short memories. So, no recollection of how TWOK was received in certain fan circles when it first came out, I take it.
A lot of trekkies were furious about it - "Meyer and Bennett don't know Star Trek
, and they're trying to turn it into Star Wars."
Oh, and fans nitpicked the details - "Regula One is a ST:TMP model turned upside down - you can see upside down trees inside the windows. How lazy!" and "proper Star Trek terminology is shuttlecraft
, not 'space shuttles.'"
There was a petition campaign objecting to Spock's death.
By "a lot," of course, I mean no more than one out of ten and of course most of them
paid to see the movie - exactly as with the Abrams films.
The complaints by TOS fans about TNG were of a different type, but a minority complained vociferously about it as well. Eventually most of them subside because the enthusiasm of the vast majority carries the day.