Sorry I'm still not buying it.
Just because you don't enjoy the film, automatically means Forster's intention was to put his stamp on the film and not caring if it was Bond or not. He came into the series like every director does, to try and make a good Bond film that the masses enjoy.
The World is Not Enough is my least favorite Bond film, I admit that. However I would never for a minute suggest that Apted's sole intention with the film was to muck about and changes things.
There were many Bond films I didn't enjoy, like A View to a Kill and some parts of Die Another Day, for instance. But, as "bad" as they were, they felt Bondian. While I watch them, I say... "This is sooo boring...", "Moore is too old", or "Invisible car for God's sake!". But they were still "Bond films". I didn't felt A View to a Kill and Die Another Day as "A John Glen film" or "A Lee Tamahori film", those were "James Bond films directed by Lee Tamahori or John Glen". Quantum of Solace is just "A Marc Forster film, starring a British agent named James Bond who has contemporized and acts like Mr Bourne."