The plus side is if the film tanks then it could remove the need to be concerned about what Abrams does next.
That way someone capable of better quality might hired. Quality perhaps being relative when one looks back over the previous incarnations of Trek.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist