I loved Pine. He had a raw edgy energy, like a caged tiger, but very amusing at the same time. I also liked the fact that he had been brought somewhat up-to-date, his addressing the ensign in the bar as "Cupcake" had a very loose, metrosexual air about it, giving the impression of a man at ease with his own sexuality and the potential sexuality/ties of others. His attitude to Spock and Uhura on the transporter seemed to back this up, he was genuinely interested and engaged rather than huffy, judgmental or jealous. I would like to see a little more of this openess in trek.
Thanks for the comments, ladies on the "happy trail" I shall keep my eyes peeled for it on the DVD!