I can see where someone might think that. We have a upper part and a lower port and they are connected by a stream of energy.
A question here. A person can access the status of the warp core. If the warp core is out of alignment, shouldn't there be means to bring it in alignment, via console, without exposing a crew member to radiation? Or, as this is the future, wouldn't there be machines that could repair the core and bring the connectivity ports into alignment?
(Speaking of the comparison between Star Wars and Star Trek, I feel the former has had a better grasp on the role of robotics in a futuristic society. I would think that a futuristic society would have robots performing a broad range of tasks, and Star Trek, with its reluctance to embrace robots, seems contrary to me in that aspect.)