It has idly occurred to me whether anyone has ever told JJ Abrams that they didn't agree with or don't like what was done in ST09 and STID. Many of us can rant and rave and openly criticize online what we don't like in film snd television. But how many of us would actually voice our honest opinion (albeit in a civil manner) to someone responsible for what we didn't like? I do recall meeting Leni Parker at a Toronto Trek convention several years ago. We got to talking about Earth Final Conflict and I did tell her I was disappointed with what had happened to the show during its second season. Mind you she was an actress only contracted to play the part written for her and so she could hardly be criticized for creative decisions made by those who employed her. And it has to be said that she replied she had heard similar criticism from other fans and she claimed to generally agree with them. Back in the mid to late '90s at another convention I once had occasion to give feedback (during a question period) to someone who worked closely with Rick Berman (regrettably I don't recall his name). I did express some criticism regarding then contemporary Trek. Mind you the criticism was of a general nature rather than specific. But again this criticism was not voiced directly to someone with some responsibility in creative decisions. An actor or a right-hand-man only does what they're told and doesn't oversee the big decisions regarding a film or television series. I'm reasonably sure that producers, directors and writers are aware of criticism regarding their work, but I wonder how often they might experience criticism voiced to them directly.