The problem with new Trek isn't JJ Abrams. It's us. The future painted by Star Trek in the 1960's isn't quite so distant any more. It's actually a little quaint. The "ethnic crewmen" are no longer awkward stereotypes. They are real people viewed much more as equals and just plain mundane.
The Scottish engineer is actually a real geeky Scot.
The Asian is more than a smiling cheerful guy.
The Russian is actually from Leningrad and actually sounds like someone who could be Spock's protoge.
The black girl comes off as more than just a switchboard operator.
Most of the tech of the old show seems dated so they find the need to make it all look even snazzier.
We are past most of the little details and the big details are taken for granted.
The future arrived. The bar is higher now. The remarkable has become the mundane.