King Daniel wrote:
Whether or not you agree with their choices or reasoning, the people who made the film designed and detailed them to be these sizes, as you can see. It's ridiculous and arrogant that a fan thinks they somehow know better. There is no way to reconcile the details shown on-screen with a ship the size of the classic TV series or movie Enterprises.
I think the only reasoning is that the TOS/JJ verse era ships are not allowed to be larger than their more advanced 24th century hero ships.