Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
I’m not going to say I don’t appreciate the… sensibilities of J.J. Abrams. Clearly the guy is doing something right. People like his stuff. But… I dunno man, I dunno…