I remember well when TMP came out, as a kid I thought that the new Enterprise was the coolest thing I had ever seen, I did not care about the fact that it looked different, the same is true of the bridge and the Klingon ships. Granted I did not care for the uniforms, but then that was not the point of the film
Is the Abrams class Enterprise exactly as I would have designed it? No, but then there is likely a reason that I am not a ship designer. I like the ship (I would not say I love it) and I am not crazy about the Bridge, but the story and characters is what I really care about, and Abrams knows how to tell a story and develop interesting characters.