Well then you must also include warp drive, transporters, phasers, and photon torpedoes as well, as they are only explainable in a fanboy's wet dreams, but no...we like our toys...but alas, this concept of the future being a semi utopic, generally moneyless system is part of the equation as well. Star Trek is not a universe where the future is our current capitalism, which is a hopeful thing. It's inderstandable that a lot of people don't like that, but it is part of the essential brilliance of Star Trek.
Without Star Trek's humanitarian edge, what have you got? Star Wars with awkward ships and no Jedi?