Re: On Second Thought....
^This is the major point of the discussion. Like you pointed out earlier (I believe), there are many variations on the Trek theme, from TV shows to films to comics to novels to web series, and I have enjoyed them ALL. They all represent different visions of Trek and, in my opinion, they are ALL valid, even if I didn't like some of them. Roddenberry's idea was, I believe, to say "here is the general outline. Now, fill it in". And different writers, directors, producers, and actors have filled in the lines differently. I'm not saying everyone has to like all of it. But to summarily dismiss someone's vision or interpetation of Roddenberry's universe as "destroying Trek" is, I think, off base.
"Enterprise, starship, the places you've been to, the things that you've shown us, the stories you tell, Enterprise, starship we sing to your spirit and the beings that have served you so long and so well"