Why can't a person love something that's flawed?
Of course they can. But it seems that you're not allowed to dislike
something that's flawed.
I'd just like the movie to be discussed on its individual merits as opposed to continually wheeling out old Trek to discredit one's opinion*
For a franchise lauded for its ignorance of what came before people sure seem quick to re-establish ties to the prime universe when it suits then.
*This applies to people who both like and dislike the movie, btw.