A nice list, agree on all of those points. The 2009 movie was never going to be perfect, it had too much to do with a new team of people making it, it was always going to be rough.
STID could just hit the ground running and tell whatever story it needed to. And I think they made a great effort, a really enjoyable film, and I love it.
I haven't enjoyed Trek anywhere near as much in years, that alone was worth it for me.