It's definitely slipped and has been overlooked in Trek.
Abrams took a planet in one position and brought it from the frontier to Vulcan's front door just for dramatic effect. I'm pretty sure that's never, ever been done before. And he did it just for the drama. So rather auspiciously he's on your side. You'll be pleased by almost anything you get in this line of reasoning.
It reduces Trek down to The Avengers. It was a fantastic film but it was fantasy and what I took from it had more to do with the telling of the story in a balanced way by far than anything else rooted in reality.
Reducing Trek to just this or Star Wars takes away that ...Boldly Going...part.
I think that's the soul of Trek.