On an entertainment level, STID was definitely better than ST 2009. That being said, the franchise is a lot worse off than it was after Nemesis. They've totally ruined Trek, they intent was to replace the original despite their bullshit claim that the prime universe continues. Now they are facing backlash from objective fans, some of the people here are going to kiss abrams ass and stick up for nutrek no matter what but the fact remains that there is a legitimate hatred for this new version of Trek and that feeling isn't going to go away. The best way to deal with paramount and abrams is to speak with your wallets.
The prime universe does continue, in the monthly novels from Pocket books. Speak with your wallet - buy them and read them.