So we finally went to see it tonight.
And it was, well, Star Trek. In a good way.
Yes, okay, there are a couple quibbles I have with treatment of canon (I wouldn't be a Star Trek fan without them :-)), but I think some of them might be ironed out in the next movie (and even if some of them aren't, I might be okay with that :-)).
But, really, on the whole, it's absolutely fantastic and it's the first movie in about twenty years that I want to see again in the theater. Maybe even IMAX.
Good work, people.
Live long and prosper.