I would like to see the legend of Kirk & crew grow by tying in the relocation of the Vulcan populous with something cataclysmic naturally. I'm watching "Krakatau: Volcano of Destruction" on the Science Channel and was moved to tears by the heroic actions of Captain Linderman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUlE4qO1veg
He was awarded the Cross of Gold by the Dutch government. To see Captain Kirk and crew (along with other Starfleet vessels) do something this heroic and selfless would not only strengthen the ties between Earth and Vulcan, but also the rest of Starfleet "nations" and build fear and awe in the eyes of her enemies.
Also has ties to what's going on in Haiti as well. Sometimes strength is shown through sacrifice and compassion.