Originally Posted by MrQ1701
I am not concerned with Canon issues regarding the new E. At first look it just evoked a gag reflex!! Same for the bridge with all the "pretty" lighting. Some may point to canon as their reason for disliking what we have seen so far of this new Trek movie, but not me. My reasoning is based solely on my personnal taste.
When I first saw the galaxy class Enterprise, I myself had a gag reflex. It's gigantic saucer and stubby little nacelles just made me cringe throughout the first season, not to mention that terrible bridge that resembled a waiting room at a doctor's office. But the design grew on me.
Then I realized that like all the other ships, the galaxy class ship had certain angles that made it look stunning and others that made it look terrible. I think the picture of the new Enterprise we have been shown is probably taken at an awkward angle. I will reserve my final judgement until I have seen her in action even though I really am not upset by the change in design.
You are right, it really boils down to personal preference.