Ronald Held wrote:
Why change the size and shape of the ship, besides that they can??
Well, the design that April
posted there is highly conjectural. We don't even know if what we saw in the teaser will be accurate to what's on screen. Why did they change it at all? To make it look cooler and more detailed for a big-screen, big-budget blockbuster. I love the original design more than any other starship I've ever seen, but the Enterprise has had plenty of extensive refits, so I'm not worried about what they change.