Everyone in Trek says their crew is the best. They can't all be. But this time it's true. Spock > Riker, T'Pol, Chakotay, Kira and every XO-of-the-week we ever saw.
Captain Nebula wrote:
While "Amok Time" may have been premature, the Enterprise was the only ship of the original 12 Constitution-class ships to return from it's 5 year mission.
Best surviving First Officer, maybe?
I'm pretty sure that's not the case. We heard of the Yorktown and other Constitution-class ships in the movies.