Belz... you're basically arguing... I understand everyone doesn't like the same thing... but they should prefer the franchise to continue in the JJverse. So yes, you're arguing yourself into a contradiction there.
I honestly don't get why some people just seem to think everyone should like what they do as much as they do.
To the topic, the portrayal of Pike was one of my favorite parts of the two new movies. That was something they got right.