Robert Comsol wrote:
I think there is still a difference. TOS established that Spock had an interest in various forms of music (obviously including a piano) and we'd seen some protagonists dancing ("The Squire of Gothos"), so essentially TOS told us that some "classic" forms of entertainment will still be cherished in the 23rd (and 24th Century).
Given the context of the new movies and since playing music or dancing don't exactly qualify as spectacle, I don't think we are going to see something like that in one of the upcoming movies.
So...did the TOS films have any of that either? No, they didn't. So it really has nothing to do with the Abrams movies, it has to do with what the script writers for any feature films can convey in a two-hour period of time.
Now if there was a TV series based on nuTrek, there's no reason whatsoever that Spock couldn't have similar characteristics as the Spock from TOS, since his character would be written by television scriptwriters on a weekly basis, not movie scriptwriters for one film. But that would be up to whoever is writing his character.
Remember, none of these people are real. Their actions are completely at the whims of whoever is penning the story for that episode. Remember Scotty in "Lights of Zetar?" Up to that point (and then everything after
that point), one would assume based on what they know of the character that Scotty would never fall in puppy-dog "wuv" with some woman he just met and barely knows. And yet that's exactly what happened in that episode. And then by the next, she's out of sight, out of mind with the next episode writer.