You could build a hut out of all the straw men in here.
Okay, so what makes Spock/Uhura "pandering" as opposed to the romantic subplots in umpteen other Trek movies and episodes?
Was all the romantic angst between Decker and Ilia pandering? What about Kirk flirting with Gillian Armstrong?
Is it just that involves Spock and Uhura this time around?