I don't know what the history is or anything about "hate," but I will say that it's not "pathetic" to state the obvious. There are
things out there, some drugs, some supplements (even caffeine), that help to boost energy. It could be natural. Who can say? Same thing goes for his looks, regardless of whether any of us thinks he looks good for his age or not. Now that he's not on Boston Legal, doing major movies, or anything in the mainstream spotlight anymore, I'd guess that's why he's not as much of a topic. He did do a good job as original Kirk, though.