Because trek always comes down to battles.
Cary L. Brown-
Your right i dont have a lot of experience and scientific knowledge in fictional ship design that doesn't change the fact that in my opinion the E didn't get attractive until the B version and on (although i would say the D doesnt look that nice)
iconic yes, aged well no.
Iam not arguing for replacement, just for a lot of tweaks to make the ToS version redesigned for a modern audiance.
simply will not work any more.