Back at the London press conference for Abrams' first Star Trek, I asked a question of Simon Pegg. It was filmed and broadcast on TV and put online and you can see it here.
After Pegg was done, Abrams took over and addressed some of the other things I said.
For what it's worth, I'm cool with Keenser. And I liked the Ewoks. Jar Jar? Yeah... maybe not.
I do see a lot of Star Wars in Abrams' Trek, and I don't mean "Snow! Short person!" stuff either, but an approach to the images. Something I should dig into with some screen captures, perhaps.