Personally I'd be against them replacing the ILM model in TNG with a CG Enterprise D because ILM's model is just so perfect. But there are some effects in the first two seasons that can be fixed with CG.
Like Q's net in Encounter at Farpoint
The model is great, but you could never appreciate it fully on television. Generations was a revelation in that respect.
It's Probert's design that I love, not the model itself (and not the four footer either).
I agree. I hate
the four-foot miniature. The six-footer is much better. Having said that, I'm sure that a far superior rendering of Probert's design could be made -- whether a CGI model or a physical model.
I never actually noticed just HOW big the difference was until I saw the side-by-side at the DrexFiles