I didn't like the Pike-Spock mind meld. It felt creepy to me, a violation. It wasn't something Pike asked for.
At first I mollified myself with the idea that Spock was just trying to comfort Pike, but later on in the film I got the impression that Spock did it to experience what dying is like.
I like Quinto's Spock quite a bit but there were times when his Spock is a little too emotional for my taste.