I just re-watched Star Trek III, and after seeing Sareks behaviour in this movie you can see that he is acting almost exactly like the Vulcan's as depicted in Enterprise. He is logical - yet still traces of emotion manage to get through. Before the mind meld with Kirk, we see anger (through a slightly raised voice) and despair - Sarek speaks just like Soval would in a 'heated' conversation. I think that people's opinion's of Vulcan's being totaly flat toned in expression comes from Voyager and TPTB's depiction of Tuvok. But what people need to remember is that Tuvok had an individual personality and his species should not be stereotyped by his behaviour. - I'm sure that there are many different extremes in Vulcan behaviour, and the Vulcan's that we see on screen prove this. If we can have extreme's in other races - why not Vulcan's? Think of the depiction of Vulcan's in that quite forgetteble DS9 episode where a Vulcan crew is playing baseball against the stations crew. The Vulcan's believe that they are superior to human's and even they show some emotion through their cool exterior (Hardcore DS9 fan's would never admit this though!) It seem's like that Enterprises Vulcan's are being bashed just for the sake of bashing - they are depicted more unconventionaly then usual but why is this a bad thing? Their species is just being fleshed out more and we are meeting more of them - each one an individual with a different personality. Another thing to consider is that prehaps not all Vulcan's reach Kolinar (the time when all emotion is shed) - prehaps Vulcan's who do not achieve this are always slightly more emotional in their mannerisms. As for the mind meld issues brought up by the show recently - could Saavik meld? Could Valeris? Why is it so hard to believe that it is only a minority that can meld? Before Enterprise we had only seen a handfull of Vulcan's perform this act, OK they happened to be the main characters but we still only saw a minority of the Vulcan's that we have seen actually meld. I think that it will be a very interesting arc seeing how the Vulcan's slowly learn to accept something that goes against the very core of their Logic - at the time melds could be seen as very 'emotional' and intimate - two things that the Vulcan's reject. Why would they want to embrace this act with open arms? I think that the main problem that B&B are facing is a backlash from fan's not because they have ruined continuity - but because they have ruined fan's preconception's, stereotypes and fan-fiction.