William Leisner wrote:
Forget the characters – Star Trek thrives on cool spaceships.
Honestly, I couldn't care less about the ship designs. I see them on screen, then I like something visually dynamic and interesting to follow through the space battles, but on the page... nah.
I've never had a particularly visual imagination though; I can read a whole series about a character and be fascinated by their personality and actions without really ever having a mental image. Same is true with ships. Even with the Titan on the cover, when it describes the Titan doing something, I don't tend to take the mental effort to visualize it specifically.
Perhaps I'm odd in this way.