Originally Posted by horatio
Sure, if it is Khan then the only thing he will have in common with Khan 1.0 is the basic character setup. But the TWOKish 'Spock touches the transparent wall to connect with Kirk shot' reveals that even if we are not in remake mode we are nonetheless hip-deep in the fanwank swamp. Trek can be bolder than that and do better.
Some fans (not you) have a deep mindset when it comes to Trek, they can't think outside the box: Because it happened this way it must be so philosophy. I think the nods to the previous films are purely their to appease, to show that they happened, but albeit differently. Hope that makes sense.