^^ I don't know... I wouldn't be so hard on Picard. After all, he was a fighter once upon a time too; brash and cocky. Until that unfortunate impalement of his heart, that ironically also happened in a bar, and during an unevenly matched fight.
Maybe it's just luck that Kirk never had a similar heartbreaking (literal and figurative) experience to drag him down to Earth...
Well, just goes to show - Kirk'd never have been stabbed.