Re: One Giant Transporter Pad?
Well perhaps the console should have been a similiar size to the one in TOS or TNG. Not smaller.
I also tend to agree that the transporter cycle should have been longer, maybe only by a 3-5 seconds though. As for the colour perhaps they should have used something closer the gold pattern shown in TOS. To show an evolution of the technology.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.