I think the best thing nearly every version of Trek has going for it, new Trek included, is the cast. The cast is always really strong.
And when Trek doesn't really work (Voyager, Enterprise etc.) it's usually because the cast (with a few exceptions like Bakula, Picardo and, of course, Jeri Ryan) are just Autons with Starfleet uniforms.
Obviously, Nimoy is better than Quinto but Quinto is still pretty great.
"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all."
-H. L. Mencken