Of course-and true-- knowing someone for a year is enough to make anyone react like Spock did.
This is how I think some fans see it; One problem is that they based it on TWOK, which established that Kirk and Spock knew each other for decades, which made the impact so much stronger.
Having the characters go from academy to Starship command and knowing each other for only a year, lessens the impact.
The feeling that some fans get is that everything was put together quickly and forced together.
That along with Spock being a Vulcan-what would be the point of Vulcans as being being non extremely logical and non emotional, if they show him losing his composure?
As long as Nu trek reminds people of the original and follows some of its story line, they'll usually keep comparing the two.