Very nice! Kirk's victory made the Roms think twice about attacking the Feds. Speaking of luck ... I remember many moons ago when I played the Star Trek RPG and Kirk's stats had his luck at 99! And that was without bonus rolls.
You know, I was so sad when they did the Romulans on ENTERPRISE and they didn't do a clunkier version of the old Bird of Prey. Hated the kewl new Romulan ships in that show. Why shouldn't they be as clumsy, or clumsier, than the Federation, in that period. When they first appeared in the original series, they were doing tech exchange with the Klingons, fer crap's sake!
I came to really like the NX, but all that stupid time war crap, all the new aliens, when they hadn't even met all the old aliens, yet, they just went off track. I don't know why Hollywood is so enamored of time travel stories, they almost always screw it up.
The only thing they needed from the Klingon was the technology for an antimatter-powered reactor. That ship that outgunned the Enterprise was FUSION-powered... Scary thing, isn't it? Still, I too wonder why ENT had those TNG-like ships of theirs and not more appropriate to the continuity.