I like what I like. I'm glad there is variety for everyone.
To be honest, I like it well enough, i just wish themes were stronger, there is a lot subjugated to action instead of thought. I loved the original series for its often thoughtful stories. When I think about what the movie was about, it's like it introduced the characters, and led them into a plot that I don't find very memorable, it has no strong resonance, doesn't leave particularly strong memories after. And this Star Trek deserves better.
I loved the twist in the book, it changes the perspective so beautifully and I enjoyed the adaptation, the ending lines in the movie make sense to me and I enjoyed that little tweak here. I enjoyed the way the narrative carried me to the ending in the book, and the movie is a good adaptation.