Therin of Andor wrote:
Even my wife, who is by no means anything like a lifelong devotee but likes TOS and has seen them all one to three times by now, spoke up during ID to say to me, 'This ISN'T Star Trek.'
The casual fans I went with - different ones in each of my five cinema visits - all said of STiD, "Wow, they really recaptured TOS".
So basically, "casual fans" have opinions that are as varied as more hardcore fans. Newsflash!
P.S. This isn't aimed at either of you as a snark, just that the two extremes make a nice comparison.