Magneto always uses his force fields even today regardless of the fact he isn't on classic Magneto level. As far as feats....Are you seriously asking for proof that he has the power to crush the Enterprise?
I can't remember the last time i saw him use a forcefield myself. He still can, of course, it's just not something he does as often as he used to. And yes, i'm asking for proof, because it makes the debate worth having, not because i disagree.
The guy has effortlessly disabled every electronic device on the planet. He shreds the Enterprise apart effortlessly.
And yes, he can deflect light, and photons. They are a part of the E/M spectrum.
Could you give more conclusive evidence to support those feats?
You've all made some very good points, i think some people are underestimating the capabilities of the Enterprise and how it's crew thinks, so i'm glad there has been some credit given to them. I wanted to clarify a few things before we go on.
Firstly, Magneto and Kirk have each already seen the other and decided they were a threat. Secondly, it is very unlikely that Kirk would just barrage Magneto with everything the ship has, unless, of course, things go sour for the Captain, in which case it's very likely. Thirdly, Magneto obviously wants to get rid of the ship, but he doesn't want to crash the thing where the fight is taking place, because it's his HQ, so he'll be wanting to move the battle somewhere else.