Of all the incredible things he's done, including dying and being resurrected, mind-melding with V'Ger's electrical outlet, and surviving having his brain removed while being remote-controlled by a small box with 8 buttons, this one is pretty tame by comparison.
Yeah, they have put Spock through some shit, haven't they?
I would argue though that the Star Trek saga as a whole is at an all-time low. It would have been better if they had declared nuTrek a clean reboot as they did with the Bond franchise. I still wouldn't have contributed a cent to it because I hate it but I wouldn't feel as if they had violated the original Star Trek canon by sucking a piece of it like a leech in order to satisfy their craving for legitimacy.