Ronald Held wrote:
If the Titan was destroyed the other Luna-class vessels would still be available for exploration. Not certain how much I would want Riker to captain the E-E for any length of time.
Hm, a captain losing his science vessel and earning command of the Enterprise
instead... Nah, Starfleet would never
do that, would they?
Except it was almost a decade between Picard losing the Stargazer and him getting the Enterprise-D, and I believe Picard had the ship for 20 years or so before losing it where as Riker has had the Titan not even 5 years yet.
Plus I don't think the Stargazer was a science vessel.