Came away from the first Abrams movie frustrated, used the second as the basis for a decent drinking game. Not a fan of 'em, let's put it that way.
I can't say if I'll be on board this time - it's still burdened with the dumbed-down, one-note parody versions of the original characters, and I'm someone who thinks you can't really encapsulate what makes Trek work with just action movie after action movie.
But it's certainly feeling a lot more ...'Trek-y', sure - and I'm finding a large part of that is because finally, this movie seems to be treating the crew as 'established'. Even in STID, Kirk was still almost like Pike's Number 1, and only got given autonomy by circumstance. This looks like a more 'here's the crew - they go to X and encounter situation Y' story, like how so many TOS episodes worked - we know who these people are, they're already a team, and now we're going to plonk them into a story. Took long enough, but it's a good start.
With the whole 'stranded in an unusual situation caused by a big bad, and have to work with the people they meet on the ground', format, that's almost like the TNG movies, too (specifically, 'First Contact' and 'Insurrection'). I'm guessing that Justin Lin and Simon Pegg aren't going to turn out a flaccid dud like 'Insurrection' (although it could still wind up with that film's level of story issues), so probably more like the former, then. In which case, a 'First Contact'-style romp, with the new cast, but with Simon Pegg writing instead of
Larry, Curly and Moe (*ahem!*) Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof - ? That actually doesn't sound half bad - we'll see.