in the most basic sense, hating on this treatment without valid warranted criticism, is hating on the expanded continuity. all i'm presenting is the anthology of the Enterprise, leading up to Kirk.
hating the characters? you're hating someone else's licensed, published Trek novel, game, or comic (or throw-away-line-history) (specifically, Gene Roddenberry's ;D)
If I was an average viewer: Why do I give a shit. Why do I care about the EU, Continuity, the timelines. I want my Kirk and Spock, and Uhura in a short skirt/Kirk in a ripped shirt (depends on the viewer), I don't care about EU and Continuity, I want more of the movies.
Is that whole little spiel suppose to make me feel bad? Cause what I'm seeing in that is just more "Love my fanwank ideals or your're not a real fan"
no, it's sharing my work with others, as many have done in the past.
it doesn't hurt me one bit, because i'm making a confident attempt. i am correcting characterizations of my work.
but to point this out, the criticism has mostly been equivocation, bad attitudes, and malcontenment.
Buzzkill, for example.
not a single question in this thread about my work into this, my characters or my stories.
(edit: except via PM)