Let’s not get hung up on semantics here, I didn't mean for anyone to take the word "proportion" too literally, it's just the first word that came to mind that summed up all the issues being discussed earlier, specifically the following statement...
...I keep gravitating to a saucer that's bigger than the ring, but I don't want to because, in my mind, that ring defines an outer diameter for a warp field. But when i make it that way, it just looks wrong. Maybe I'm intuiting the Golden Ratio here, but, like I said, I don't know how to actually apply it consciously to ship design.
Though whether the saucer is bigger than the ring or vice versa, is a matter of basic proportions is it not? And as for the Golden Ratio, it’s also called the Golden Proportion
or Devine Proportion,
by the way.