I was always left with the impression the Galaxy Class ships were flawed and weak in combat.
Why would the Borg lie?
"Captain Jean-Luc Picard, you lead
the strongest ship of the
Federation Starfleet. You speak
for your people."
-BOBW Part I
The Ent-D always aquitted itself in well in combat. Those K'vort class BOP in Yesterday's Enterprise were huge and had a 3:1 advantage. Also Riker boasts of the recent "pasting" the Klingons recieved at Archer IV. The only firefight I will not accept is one in Rascals. That was complete crap.
The Galaxies were kicking serious ass in the Dominion war.