In fact I hate both of the intrepid bashes. Try as I might I can't think up a logical justification for either designs.
Try these for size.
could simply be to Intrepid
was to Constitution
. Nacelles down rather than up, a less substantial secondary hull that lacks the big deflector dish, and two shuttlebays (the ribbed, angled vertical surfaces at the aft corners) rather than one. IMHO, the two look attractive enough side by side...
, with its two deflectors, could in turn be an anti-Borg deflector weapon experiment, and indeed something of a "kitbash" rather than an established Starfleet design. An offensive nav deflector might be useful in conventional warfare, too, punching big holes in near-stationary targets in a lethal left-right-left-right series...
The Norway is a bit of something and nothing; can't really get a handle on it's function.
The back-front-sliding nacelles make me think that this thing needs to gradually adjust for a change in its CoG. Also, the longitudal booms that support the pylons look a bit like rails to me. So, since this ship first appears in company of the Steamrunners
which I, too, think of as assault transports, perhaps the Norway
is an assault barge carrier? There could be eight very massive barges stacked between the booms, and every time the Norway
"lays an egg", the nacelles move one notch for perfect warp trim. (The nacelle topsides appear to have nine circles, which might be the plasma leadthroughs for each position.)