King Daniel wrote:
But too many are confusing "benchmark of credibility" with "the way it used to be."
That's exactly what people are doing. The only standard by which nuTrek falls short in terms of plausibility in any regard is "the more it resembles what I'm comfortable with, the more believable it is."
That ignores, of course, the fact that Star Trek
ships have never been very carefully thought out in engineering terms.