Re: I hope for more traditional space battles
I am not saying Kirk couldn’t make mistakes, but I am not aware of him doing anything reasonably comparable to what nuKirk did.
Neither Kirk or Sulu offered Chang a chance to surrender. They continued to bombard his ship with photon torpedoes until it was destroyed.
I'd say that was comparable.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon