Apples and oranges to compare, they were two different performances that I enjoy equally. While I think the method they used to reveal Khan has already been done to death it didn't ruin anything for me.
People still praise Cumberbatch's performance which just makes them come off like "how dare someone have the nerve to recast Khan" which in the world of Trek fandom is the most played out thing making the rounds these days.
Star Trek has never been overly smart or subversive. It has the appearance of being above the rest by sometimes talking about subjects other shows didn't and as a result that has given fans some inflated sense of self importance.
I cant think of a single episode of Trek that actually made me think about something in a new way. Sure they tell good stories, but lots of shows and movies do that. Most Trek fans (myself included) tend to look at the show with rose colored glasses but quite a few of us are viewing it with 6 or 7 pairs of those glasses.