I feel much the same way.
If they had old school Klingons (smooth or lumpy headed, I don't mind as long as they stick to the Klingons as depicted in the previous TV series') I might feel differently though, at least they were quite well developed and loved by the fans, why change them again?
Trek was never very original IMHO, not with the Sci-fi ideas anyway.
Popularising the idea of staring a big ship with multiple characters to follow instead of one hero and a few hangers on in a small ship was their main contribution to the genre on TV I'd say.
They just seem to keep coming back to the same few ideas now it seems to me, Vulcans and Klingons (cold logic vs. passionate emotions), the need for ethnic diversity and cooperation, and the need for individuals to break the rules/ have their needs come before those of the group occasionally, rinse and repeat.