This is about the time RAMA
should be popping in here to tell us how wrong
we all are and that the cgi model in TOS-R is vastly superior in every way.
Looks like a debate I missed, but I think I have some ideas.
One argument is probably that all
windows are illuminated and that by the 23rd Century you don't need to feel concerned about saving room light energy any more.
But then, try to have an unobstructed view of the stars and galaxies from within one of these rooms.
And the mix of lit and unlit windows on the original VFX Enterprise
added a sense of believability to a 20th Century viewer - again, "less" would have been "more".