I was going to make a grumbling comment about people thinking their opinion deserves its own thread, but this is quite a comprehensive and intelligent summary.
I certainly agree with you about Kirk's ridiculous rank-jumping and was equally impressed with Greenwood.
Probably best to see it again before deciding whether you like it - I loved it originally and liked it less and less the more I thought about it, so it'll take another viewing to get settled.
Kim: I'm detecting some weird technobabble.
Janeway: A possibly dangerous anomaly that we know nothing about?
Kim: Yeah. I suppose we should steer clear.
Janeway: Ha! Good one, Ensign. Take us in, Mr. Paris.