Non-spoilery question: Have we seen Andorians in NuTrek? I don't remember seeing any. Spoilery thoughts on what inspired that question after the cut.
One explanation for Starfleet's more military bent (an important plot point in STID) is the reduced peaceful influence of the Vulcans after most of their race is lost along with their homeworld. But the Andorians are also one of the founders of the Federation (along with Humans, Vulcans and Tellarites).
So where are they and what are they doing?