I might not be quite as critical on some of the films, however, I think you have the proper order of things. One thing about Star Trek however, is that you have to remember it was built on cheese. The original series was very campy at times, and had few moments or serious episodes. TNG on the other hand had more serious episodes than it had fun parodies of itself. I feel this is why TNG had a harder time making it to the Big Screen with a bang, they had a lot more to live up to, while the Original Crew had a chance in the movies to be more serious.
I think what I did love about the JJ Abrams version, was that it allowed the crew to be updated to fit into the evolved epic that is Star Trek. Considering Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew were created over 40 years ago, a lot has happened to shape the universe. It is the same pain comic books feel. How do you go and fix what you did to create the genre without discrediting it? The ideals and code of Starfleet, as well as what technology was available at the time of the show's creation.
All that being said, Star Trek really is made up of both the episodes we love, and the episodes we love to hate. It is what makes it an epic tale that spans generations.
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