King Daniel wrote:
Kirk Prime was never confronted with the man who killed his father. Never confronted with a guy who murdered six billion Vulcans.
Kirk Prime did meet the Klingon who murdered his son. He shot him instantly, without a word.
Picard broke, with his own two hands, the neck of the Borg Queen. He also ordered his crew to fight hand-to-hand against those same Borg.
Earlier he said that a lone drone should be killed. Why? Because he was Borg.
So really, Kirk was vengeful and racist to the point of sitting back and watching the Empire burn and Picard was vengeful and racist to the point where he wanted to commit genocide, with him at the front of the battle if need be.
So nuKirk, compared to these two and from what we've seen so far, is far more compassionate to his enemies than they have ever been.