Captain Jed R. wrote:
A reboot is one way of doing things anew, but don't say it's the only way when that's patently false.
Reboot is such a sloppy term. It could mean a visual reboot, a production team reboot, or a continuity reboot. JJTrek is almost all of those, with the partial exception of continuity.
Part of me wonders what it is about the prime universe that attracts some people so much that JJTrek cannot have. The only thing that I can think of is that Vulcan is destroyed. But that's a good opportunity for stories. Or maybe some think that because of all the changes in the timeline, it's unrealistic to expect their favorite next gen characters to exist. It could be, but unrealism isn't going to stop those in charge of this particular universe. Or is it just that they want to see what happens after Nemesis or the Dominion War and are afraid that Trek will seemingly continue to just reboot Kirk/Spock? Or is it really the production style of the old shows that draws them in?