Seeing the '09 film again: Whether as a film or on TV, I would much rather watch a series starring Bruce Greenwood's Pike than Pine's Kirk. Greenwood's performance (and Pike's dialogue) is much more, well, commanding--and honestly, more reminiscent of early-TOS Kirk!
Obviously, that's not the franchise's direction, but I do wish it were.
To this day I oppose Chris Pine's portrayal of JTK.
I am sure Chris Pine is a nice guy and a accomplished actor-but I really find his portrayal as unmoving.