I think that this image demonstrates beautifully why TNG's fx need revisiting. The whole thing about scale, perspective, the distance between the ships, the qulity of light etc. The image looks like a composite assembled in an early version of MS Paint.
I couldn't disagree with you more. The only thing I don't like about this shot is the huge BOPs. Other than that the lighting, composition, and quality of models is excellent. I'd rather have this than some cheap CG (which we would get). The worst model work looks better than the worst CG work and the best model work looks better than the best CG work.