You can this, effectively, compare this film unfavorably to any of the other trek films and prove the points I made earlier.
Yes, that includes star trek V too, believe it or not.
The funniest thing about your argument is that Star Trek 2009
hit some of the same philosophical notes about nature vs. environment in a persons development. They may disagree about the outcome but are hitting the same points just the same.
What was Spock's line? "Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny."