I'd say it is nice as long as it stays in the background. It's like with a period piece, you want some technobabble in the background to make it feel like sci-fi. If it comes too much into the foreground we get one of these VOY 'tech saves the day' moments.
In my opinion ST09 managed this pretty well, the technobabble term "external inertial dampener" is quasi-explained via the image of a handbrake such that it does not feel like technobabble as code for insiders ... which is, if we are honest, a territory into which TNG and VOY sometimes moved into. Or in other words, the "Big Bang Theory" jokes about Trekkers are not totally unjustified.