Robert Comsol wrote:
And another hint is the unique size of Wesley's command chair (in contrast to those aboard Enterprise, Exeter and Defiant). That tells me: Starfleet's flagship
I think a more reasonable explanation is that Wesley preferred an extension on his chair for extra support.
KIRK: The Captain's chair on the Enterprise is somewhat uncomfortable, can I get an extension added?
STARFLEET COMMAND: Captain, you know that only the FLAGSHIP of the fleet is entitled to that chair extension, it's not something to be handed out on a whim. YOU HAVE TO EARN IT!!