It's safe to say I am known around these parts for posting my arguments...forcefully. Mostly because I don't hesitate to call out other posters who support evidently false ideas based mostly on their fan-boyism/etc; and I mostly don't mince words when I do so.
Until now, your advocacy of Kirk seemed to fall into this category.
I will 'drop the attitude' - but I reserve the right to call out any 'out there' arguments.
PS - the way this thread was constructed, it is, almost by definition, an 'inter-fandom pissing contest' between supporters of the 4 captains in the poll.