Alright, now that the ridiculously grandiose thread title has attracted at least 2 eyes, maybe 2 pairs if I'm lucky, I simply wanted to offer a point of discussion that can maybe help bridge the gap between those who have legitimate concerns on the straying/changing of canon elements, and those who are ready for a new final frontier as it were.
I'd like to see what this community thinks of the following concept:
I'm putting the sheild up in the 1-in-1 billion chance I'm right in anyway.
Canon is not being rejected or ignored the way it appears. This is due to the fact that the very event of Nero moving backwards in time to alter his past will immediately create a butterfly effect upon the entire timeline with every action that occurs 'out of sync".
-If Nero is the one to bring the Kelvin to its destruction, and he used weaponry from his timeline, it means the Federation has just been exposed to future-tech, and thus will at the very least affect how they develop ships and weaponry from that point forward. Among other things, if the Kelvin was destroyed before the Enterprise was constructed, it would only make sense a divergent Enterprise could've been constructed with knowledge gleaned from data of the Kelvin's doom-from-the-future.
-With Spock having also traveled to the past to speed up a discovery Mr. Scott would've made anyway, it creates another butterfly effect not to mention the effects on Kirk meeting his future best friend out of nowhere.
So, would those with strong feelings towards maintaining canon be more comfortable if the current franchise were now to be a 'divergent' time line that would have very similar events in a similar sequence, but a different way for them to occur with the effect of Nero/Spock's incursion into what would've been the straight canon time line?
In essence, it's not a reboot, but the effect of the chronological hiccup brought on by Nero and Spock, allowing for the franchise to start anew by allowing the Trek fan who knows all about its rich history to understand that because of Nero, it's going to truly be a strange new world for everyone, longtime fan and newbie alike.
Nero just screwed up what was supposed to happen, so now everything's going to be rediscovered. Some events will reoccur, but with changes due to the B.E. allowing JJ and crew to bring new audience goers a fresh more-mainstream-attractive Trek, while allowing those of us steeped in the lore (myself included) to be able to say "Ah, I get it. Nero made everything fall off the axis we knew, so now we get to see how it might happen in Trek A.N. (After Nero)"
Any thoughts? I only ask we keep it civil, and no insults are given to anyone's opinions on the topic no matter where we fall on the spectrum.
I'm loaded with Trek lore, but I'm excited to see what's in store. Other's want to get as far away from 1964 and foam rocks as possible, understandably, and others want to see JJ and crew follow the 'rules' established in stories already told by Gene and his progeny, also understandably.
I'm just doing this to see if, were my guess on this progression to be true, it would satisfy members of both sides on this sticking point.