Can't believe you have to wait till August NCC. Thats pretty p*ss poor.
I think your right Kevin, lots of things just don't seem to gel. I also think your right about the sequels. If this does well, it leaves room to delve into things that it attempted to explore, if it doesn't...meh. Don't want to talk specifics and spoil it for those that seem to have to wait for quite a while to see it..
You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true." Spock (Amok Time)