I can't really add anything to the discussion, except to say this:
To David, Marco, Dayton, and Kevin, thank all of you for sharing this amazing story with us. It has been an honor and a privilege, to be invited along for the ride.
And, if I may offer one small comment, Storming Heaven
may contain the single most elegant retcon I've seen in any iteration of Star Trek, whether on TV, the big screen, or in the published form.