The refit of the original Enterprise is sleek, elegant update of the classic design. The squared off nacelles and glowing blue deflector modernize the look while staying true to the spirit. The TOS Enterprise was as big as an aircraft carrier and this refit version conveys that.
Beautifully faithful. As with much else about the movie it is in (ST:11? ST:XI? ST:Zero?) this ship distills and concentrates what it *is* to be Enterprise. What-you-see-is-what-you-get with this one but that's not a bad thing. Bonus points for retaining the glass dome from Pikes TOS Enterprise (although now it seems to not be the bridge. Astronav?). Demerits for nacelles that could have done with one or two more draftings and a *way* to large shuttle bay.
Utilitarian. This ship just works. It gets the job done. Period. And it looks like it was meant to go places. Just what you want in a ship that is to be the first to "go where no man has gone before".
I didn't like this one at first. Nope not at all. Too curvy. Seemed to be trying too hard. But this one grew on me and now I like it a lot. ST:TNG was *my* Star Trek and NCC-1701-D is my Enterprise.
The Classic. I may not want to drive a '57 Chevy to work every day but you have to acknowledge a classic. Back when every other starship was a flying saucer this one broke the mold. Think about it. It's really made up of a saucer, a rocket, and a couple of ram scoops but as a whole it transcended its parts. This is the one that set the look for all the rest.
I don't hate this one. It's a elegant design. This picture really doesn't do it justice. Viewed head on it does indeed look pregnant but from the side this one looks *fast*. It's stretched like a leaping animal, lunging forward. This model was designed to make you think "transwarp" in ST:3 - a technology that was to literally leap the ship ahead of herself - and this elongated starship does give you that subliminal idea.
What's to say about this one? We hardly knew her. The flattened saucer and secondary hull are prescient of what was to come in Abrams' Enterprise. In fact, discounting the nacelles, this one bears more than a passing resemblance. Humm.... and it was a time traveling ship....