I disagree. Watch the Red Letter Media review on the new Star Trek. He makes a pretty compelling point that the mistake JJ Abrams did with the new Star Trek was make it more like Star Wars (less focused on technical details, more science fantasy then science fiction, faster paced.)
^This ... remember the "Hoth Scene" in ST?
I like Abrams' original stuff. Not a big fan of his reboots. I think he is better suited for "his ideas".
To those that say he is not good at "pacing story" I give you Alias, Lost, and Fringe.