I couldn't agree more with Kelso.
(For fans of That 70's show, you know how absurd that is to say. haha)
I always thought that the Mako's plasma weapons in Enterprise we're cooler than the crew's phasers, I know that phasers are more like a scalpel and plasma weapons are like blunt sticks, but the effect is much cooler than a simple beam. Which is something I would like to see in Star Trek. COOL effect, the stories are there, the universe is there, just make it look cool. Which is exactly what this movie seems to be doing.