Fans have been yapping for years about how Trek needs a "real" fan who loves the franchise to be in charge.
Well, you just got what you asked for.
What...wait, he's the wrong kind of fan? Yeah, just look around the boards again and see how many people post here that one massively disagrees with about what Trek "is," and how it should be handled, and what constitutes "real Star Trek."
Then ask yourself what the odds have ever been that, if a "real" Trekkie ever took the reins, he/she would be someone whose understanding of Trek you actually approved of. Meyer and Bennett came into Star Trek cold, immersed themselves in the characters, and became good and faithful custodians of them. Orci is at least that good.
He cares about the Trek characters, has his finger on their pulses, and so far, he has taken them in some interesting directions. In my opinion, taking proper care of the characters is 90 percent of making a good Trek story.
One can somewhat-fairly call Orci a hundred bad things (including a whacked-out conspiracy theorist, which, again, given what can be read on the Internet, seems to be an overlapping base with ST fans), but we can't even dare try to pretend for a moment that he's less into Star Trek and less knowledgeable about it than any of the rest of us.
It seems anything done in film with older characters (Star Trek, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, James Bond and Batman for example) are ALWAYS controversial.
I think there is always a desire to see films made exactly they were 30+ years ago and that simply cannot be the case. Everything has evolved from when we were younger.
I'm looking forward to another Trek film. I loved the 2009 one for what it was. Into Darkness was ok, but entertaining. For me The Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock and The Voyage Home will never be topped. And that is fine with me. I enjoy seeing the new interpretations of the characters and the series.
It's all good.