ST09 introduced us to strong, calm and competent captains. I think that's one thing TOS purists cannot deny as a good thing.
I don't know if he was a bad captain (unless you ask Riker
), but if there is a "which captain was the biggest a-hole," it would have to go to Captain Jellico from Chain of Command.
I thought Jellico was a refreshing departure. He was obviously competent and well respected, but his command style which was functionality over friendship and his desire for greater efficiency made him out to be a complete asshole to the Ent-D crew.