I would like to add my thanks to the conter-viewpoint. I know what it is to be in the minority (Hey, I'm a conservative in CA!) and can well understand what it is to have everyone flaming when you attack their favorite new movie. Thing is, I expect in about 10 years, they won't be nearly as enomoured by TREK XI. Many, if not all, of your points are quite valid. There is only 1 line in the movie that explains the gaping inconsistency between what Trek Has Been & Should Be, and what this movie was: the line about time travel creating an alternate reality. A reality in which Kirk is an arrogant pissant who needs to have his head squashed like an over-ripe pimple. Good luck.