I started a discussion and laid out my reasoning that my conclusion is founded on. All that came back repeatedly was, "No, you're wrong. That's not what they meant."
Well anyone can scream the sky is green, but a simple look out the window verifies that it's actually blue. But you can keep believing it's green by choosing not to look out the window, but the sky remains blue no matter what you ignore and want to believe.
My back started to give way during TNG. That's when my eyes really started to open. From there I started seeing things differently and all the way back to the '80s films. Then DS9 and VOY and finally ENT make it so I can't stand it anymore.
ST09 is the inevitable result of how Trek has evolved over the past fifteen to twenty years.