The Prime timeline was bogged down by decades of continuity and I'm in complete agreement that it had to go in order for Star Trek to reach a larger audience. However, I'm not a fan of this wishy-washy reboot that we have going on either. This new timeline still needs to operate within the parameters of the Prime timeline by explaining how Nero's trip back in time has altered things and that seriously holds back the potential for original, new ideas. And Prime Spock, as cool as it is to see Leonard Nimoy again, is the dumbest thing that I've seen since Tom Paris broke the Warp 10 barrier.
They should have just ripped the continuity band aid right off and did a complete reboot. Yes, a few purists would have complained even more loudly than they already did, but it would have been for the best.