Star Trek has to change though doesn't it. It cannot stay the same forever, it must adapt to survive. That being said, a hollywood tentpole movie with a massive budget needs to appeal to certain cinemagoing demographics and the mass market and rigidly adhering to what has come before may be a bit of a turn off to aforementioned demos and masses. This movie and the reboot is designed from the ground up for that 'model' and it is what it is. (a breath of fresh air for the franchise imho)
It is this change that is a turn off to some fans imo because they don't like the change. They want same old familiar Trek.
I believe you could use these same actors & sets in a TV show and in that medium the stories & feel etc would be much more in keeping with the old TV shows.