It's a smart move in some ways from Disney.
Whoever they picked, we'd be talking about him/her (yeah like a female director ever stood a chance at this gig).
By picking Col Jesus Jones Abrams every interweb is twitchering.
People are already speculating if Pegg will get the whole set and and a Star Wars role to his Trek and Who collection.
At the end of the day it's the final movie that counts.