My "Thermian" approach would've stuck to the Enterprise being "Starship Class".
Yes, according to the bridge dedication plaque.
My response to your comment (in bold) was a hypothetical following the line of reasoning and evidence you presented that she "obviously belonged to the Constitution Class" instead.
Excuse me, what evidence actually is there that "she" (i.e. the Enterprise
) "obviously" belongs to the Constitution Class because of the viewscreen schematic? That's been my whole point during this and the other debate
All we see is a Mark 9/01 primary phaser that belongs to a starship of a Constitution Class.
If you felt that there is only one "starship class" than "Constitution Class" would be totally redundant or even illogical unless there were several starship design differences as a sub-classification.