I know the director isn't alone responsible for the visuals, but he is still the guy calling the shots and holding control over these aspects. I have nothing against Arndt, but how can you be so certain he will do wondrous? He wasn't involved in that many big projects and 50% of them only turned out okay to decent (Brave and Oblivion) in the eyes of the public. It's not like he is untouchable or could never produce a dud. I think over-hyping him is setting yourself up for disappointed. Personally I don't think the ST will be any more special than the two new Star Treks (which I enjoyed). Enjoyable movies but not the "omg the bestest saga in the universe" like the OT was.