Re: I hope for more traditional space battles
* The comics did a follow up to The Apple land it was pretty much a two issues of "Kirk mad a big ass mistake and Spock has to clean up his mess". Granted it's not canon, but it just shows that the ideal that Kirk was screwing people over has been around a lot longer than the reboot.
One of my favorite Trek comic stories, ever. I don't even think it counts as "Kirk makes a big mistake" so much as things can easily spin out of control in a way you'd never anticipate.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon