"Nothing wrong with a long horizontal ride - it's simply testament to the long and convoluted path a Turbolift must sometimes take!"
The problem is this: According to the unusual alignment of the Season One Engine room studio set (port saucer hull stern) and bearing in mind that the studio sets are basically 120° angle slices of a circle, the deck plans in the saucer will probably have Y-shaped turboshafts between (most) ends of the circular corridor.
The top of the "Y" faces towards the bow and this transporter room near either top of the "Y" will look like a sore thumb. Alternately it'll be near the base of the "Y" on the starboard side (opposite to the port side Engineering Control Room), given the length of horizontal ride.
Maybe I'm too pessimistic whether the actual location of the "Elaan of Troyius" transporter room will look good or not.