So here's a question.
Why did the ship (production wise) need to be "redesigned" at all?
It's a classic, timeless, design that should not have been in changed in anyway.
I think the basic design is timeless but that doesn't mean it couldn't do with a little updating. I sure as hell want to see more than mechanical switches and static view screens when we see the bridge so why should it be any different with the exterior?