Re: Imagine the TOS Starfleet
The JJ films have tended to reinforce the idea that there wasn't anything really special about the Enterprise...
I definitely missed this part in the Abramsverse films. The crew aren't as attached to the Enterprise yet, but the ship is only a year old.
Plus, she was called the newest flagship at the beginning of the first film. I'd call that special.
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper