Though I'm not a JJTrek fan, I'll grant you 09 had heart and more character. I agree with those above who think ID is a regression from '09.
I don't know about regression; I think maybe it's more that STID made the mistake of actually encouraging a side-by-side comparison between itself and the best film of the original franchise. An overconfident call, perhaps the honeymoon-phase reviews of ST09 went to the creative team's heads.
Altering one's expectations?
King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
bitching and moaning is easier than altering one's expectations
(Sorry, I mean, altering one's expectations?