According to her, she never meant to be homphobic and "lifestyle" really meant overeating. She also thinks her elimination was a combination of her fans thinking she was safe, her appearance, her comments, and her spiritual song.
Have you ever considered any real freedoms? Freedoms from the opinion of others... even the opinions of yourself?
This has to be the end of present version Kirk and Spock then. How can you have more adventures with them when you know that they are going to live on to a nice old age? I guess the whole idea of a prequel has that same problem.