The Librarian wrote:
While some deck plans go overboard in my opinion and need more stairs, you really do need to have lifts to get around a ship that size. It's the vertical component that's the main problem. The Defiant would do fine without lifts, but trying to climb up and down twenty decks to go from the bridge to engineering would be time consuming and exhausting, and dangerous when rapid transit is needed.
Normal lifts are ok, orizontal lift are not