The fact of the matter, TMP is one of only two Trek films to be made by a proper filmmaker. The other being, ST09, of course.
Are you referring to director as the "proper filmmaker"?
I'd think Nick Meyer would qualify. Maybe even Nimoy, who has much experience beyond his acting career.
I'm not saying who's good or bad, but I'd say Meyer deserves a "proper filmmaker" credit in addition to Wise and Abrams.