R. Star wrote:
Or maybe they just throw the word out there because it sounds cool and they're just even more blatant about time and distance only being plot concerns to be overlooked when convenient.
^ this and remember the NuEnterprise was capable of getting from Vulcan to Earth in what i assume was under an hour in the 2009 movie. Despite the Narada being capable of transwarp, the NuEnterprise was able to leave Vulcan space after the planet's destruction, detour partially to the Lorientian system and then make it to Earth catching up to the Narada moving at warp FOUR! Like wtf. Warp factors move at the speed of plot.