I just hope they don't take four years between movies. That was ridiculous. Two years is about right. And anyway, is Abrams even doing the next one? Sounds to me like he's moved on to another galaxy, far far away, and I don't mean the Shrek Universe...
I have said on a earlier thread that I do not care for the new direction of the films. The timeline messing did me in after the 1st film to the point I have no interest in any future films.
Shatner/Nimoy/Nichols are in the 80s and George Takei is 76. In 3 years the original cast will all be in their 80s with Nimoy and Shatner close to 85. It would be nice to pay homage to the Star Trek TOS as it was reason the brand has been strong for over 50 years.
I would also be happy if they did something with Star Trek Enterprise as way to fill in the holes between Enterprise and Star Trek TOS. Yes, Enterprise touch on areas like how T'Pau came to power or the Eugenics Wars or going to Andorian, etc. There are still loose ends like founding of the federation of planets or going back to planets like the bread and circus or piece of action or other planets.