look pretty awful actually, looking at her.
Maybe that is the in-universe explanation too? Maybe Admiral Riker just went too far with his refit:
INT. STARFLEET H.Q. MEETING
RIKER: (articulating with hands) "... and do you know what else? I just want this... big muthafukkin' LASER CANNON on the bottom of the saucer dish. And a third warp nacelle. I want a third warp nacelle. I don't give a DAMN about the physics, just make it happen."
(Cue nervous aside glances from the attending Starfleet R&D guys.)