1. throwing money at a project does not make it better. I'm not sure if it ever has.
2.You're completely wrong. It is structually a completely different animal. (except) the saucer. You know this.
3. We already known canon is out the door. This isn't about canon.
4. Why the appologizing for this design? You can't want Trek that badly that you'll swallow...what I can only call...poison just to get it. If it taste, looks, and smells bad...don't eat it.