One quibble, though: Somehow it rubs me the wrong way how, again, they seem to squach in as many popular catchphrases as possible. Instead of just coming up with new stuff, they let Spock recite his "the need of the many" mantra for the millionth time. This also bugged me in the first movie.
I think it's actually a Vulcan mantra. And you know how anal the Vulcans are, no one ever told them that repeating themselves makes them sound tedious.
"The Vulcan Science Directorate has determined.."