For myself, I don't understand why Captain Picard ordered his ship to be abandoned. His ship appears intact. We have seen ships in worse shape that were able to maintain sustainability for the crew. Jeez, the Voyager was ripped apart in the Year of Hell and still was able to take out another ship. It looks worse for the captain when it is revealed that a Ferengi salvage crew was able to restore the ship to functionality. Then, again, the captain is maintaining the fine Starfleet tradition of incompetence while under attack.
One of my favorite illustrations for the 2013 Ships of the Line calendars was of the Stargazer engaging the Enterprise.