It was never going to be a science ship. it is a cruiser. But the LC science station will give it much needed support capabilities.
I am surprised how tactical oriented it still is though. 2 low level tac stations plus 3 tac consoles to boost damage.
I would have preferred if they went full support and switched tac and sci consoles and made the ensign station universal.
The C-Store version will probably come with a universal ensign and a 4,3,3 console setup + special ability console.
The turn rate is a joke compared to the Klingon cruiser.
Does it turn as well as the Excelsior with a base turn of 7?