Originally Posted by priell3
"not in line with the portrayal of Spock by Nimoy"
Our half-human "Quinto Spock" has some growing up to do. Go back and watch The Cage, you'll see a quite emotional "Nimoy Spock".
That wasn't intentional. It was because Nimoy didn't have a handle on the character yet. Yet, some take this to be canon that Spock was more emotional, not as matured as he'd become during Kirk's command. Well, i suppose you could go with this. Spock tells Kirk in "The Menagerie, Part I" that he served with Pike for 17 years, that's plenty of time to mature.