I love those long indulgence shots. For me, that's part of what makes the whole movie. They had stuff to show off and it looked good. It still looks good today, even better with the updated collectors edition DVD. I like that it's not a film you can just throw on the tv and watch it like some action flick. It something you have to sit down and experience...at least to me that's what it is.
I rate TMP very highly and while TWoK certainly gets the credit it deserves, (it set the tone and style for much of what we know of as Trek today) I enjoy TMP much more than Khan...I also like TSFS more than Khan. But I'm just weird like that. lol