I've heard no one complain that homages, Fan Service, whatever you want to call it kept them from seeing it or damaged their enjoyment while watching it.
I encountered some fans saying this about STiD at the same time
as heaping praise upon the fanfilm, "Of Gods and Men", for the wonderfulness of its homages and "fan service".
A STiD focusing on some other
Eugenics survivor being revived instead of Khan would have had people screaming, "Orci! Missed opportunity! Harrison could have been... Khaaaaan!"