There's talk on the DVD commentary of the originally conceived title sequence - zooming through space from Nimbus, across the galaxy to eventually focus on Kirk climbing the mountain - and how Contact eventually became the first film to achieve that.
a slow zoom in on Spock standing in that observation room with the Captain's Wheel.
Problem is, if you put stuff like that in, it doesn't fit into the movie at all.
I saw the fan made replacements of the VFX, and it was the same thing. Camera movements and angles that just don't fit into the rest of the film somehow.
TOS-R suffers from the same problem.