Indeed about Cochrane.
There are a bunch of folks out there who hated when Ron Moore was given the reigns to make the new Battlestar Galactica, and then started looking back and saying: "Yep, here's the guy who took an idealized visionary like Zephram Cochrane and turned him into a booze swilling, womanizing lush. Par for the course, Ron. Par for the course."
I loved what Moore did with Galactica. I liked the bold changes/steps he took in Star Trek....showing a darker side to the Federation, giving flaws to folk like Cochrane....stuff like that.