Star Trek Beyond is going to be ignoring the events of Into Darkness (by which they mean interstellar beaming and Khan's magic blood, which is for the best).
Alas, it's not ignoring enough of it. IMO they should completely discard Abrams-Trek and focus on something derived from TNG.
Abrams is actually not involved. He's just going to do Star Wars now (though Roberto Orci is still producing Trek). While Justin Lin, the new director has said that he wants to honor what Abrams did, he also wants to leave his own mark. So, there's a possibility of Beyond
being more of a return to form (though I'm skeptical based on the trailer-and the fact that it's being directed by the guy who gave us three Fast & the Furious
movies). Maybe Lin will surprise us yet.
I agree, though, that I would prefer something set in the old universe (they can keep the destruction of Romulus, it helps distinguish them more from the Klingons imo). Old school Star Trek of course has the advantage of old actors still being able to play the parts a lot better than Star Wars alums can theirs due to the relative sedentarism of Trek.