Re: First Contact vs. Into Darkness
Not these characters you haven't, we've only seen them in two, extremely fast paced, movies. Two movies full of action, but light on character development.
But if I had seen TOS for the first time at the age of forty, there's no guarantee that I would be as attached to those characters. If I had watched these movies at the age of five? Who knows how I would have reacted to them?
Kind of like time-travel: if you change something, the things you know and love may be entirely different.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"