Niiiice! I'm only quoting so I can see the ship again!
Are you ignoring the "line of sight" thing that many people think is a requirement for the nacelles? (cowlings in this case maybe?)
Either way is fine with me. I dont remember anything in the show saying there HAD to be line of sight, I was just curious.
The option couple be to have the nacelles pop up or down.
But you're right- there's nothing on the show that said LoS is a rule. And the Defiant and Nebula classes have defied that concept.
The only reason I'd have said it was a rule was because an authority in Star Trek proposed that rule. That falls under the definition of Canon.
But that conflicts what we've seen as I mentioned above.
So- LoS can be considered a rule for earlier ships. Advances in treknology has allowed this rule to fall out of requirement.
I don't mind so much, and this design keeps the gig looking clean and in the spirit of pre-greebled out ships.