I think the windows are an example of where both physical miniatures and CGI models failed to sell the reality of the Enterprise-D. "Frosted white rectangles" don't look like windows to me.
Indeed - just as on the original TOS model of the Enterprise, they simply look like little featureless lights and not a thing like windows.
The windows on the JJPrise look like windows.
By the way, Polaris
is awesome. I'm both amazed and envious. You must write about your experiences one day!