Christ. This is why people make fun of us. A slight to Kirk? How about the simple fact that Nimoy's voice is inarguably far more majestic than Pine's. I think you're reading far too much into nothing.
"Slight to Kirk" is just a topic headline. It's gotta say something.
OK, Pine saying the line is a terrible idea. One to be copletely dismissed, apparently. I get it. I just wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition.
* Goes back down into parents' basement.
* Turns off lights.
* Starts sobbing softly into pillow.