Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
I don't really see the old and the new as in competition. I think they are both welcome. And as for the last Abrams movie, I like it a lot. I rank it higher than quite a few of the films that came before it, but not all of them.
No I don't see it that way either.
There are a lot of types of Trek and some of it works better than others. Across all series you have episodes that are considerably much more substantial (thematically and in terms of basic script literacy) and episodes that are fluffy disposable nonsense (really just there for entertainment) and you get everything in-between. There is stuff that is downright awful and stuff that's timeless. You will inevitably get that in both universes as the new one develops.
It's a thoroughly mixed bag.