Damn I hated those little "spit" phasers in the first movie.
I was hoping they would do what Trek has never done before:
Show a goddamned visible beam hit its target instantaneously at close to the speed of light, like a good energy weapon should.
Surprisingly, Enterprise and Nemesis were the closest to showing this. They were also the worst for everything else
Sadly, I fear the paintball speed "spit" bolt is here to stay