King Daniel wrote:
"Starship class" is set dressing. It's never been said in such a way as to mean class and not type. "Constitution-class" is canonical,
That's silly. Both appeared on the shows and both are canonical. If it isn't a "big deal", why weigh in?
Edit: Why it's silly: You are picking which class you consider is "canonical" and so is Bob and other posters. Pot and kettle and all that stuff.