Re: The Revised Starfleet Technical Manual/ Starship Enterprise (NCC-1
A revised breakdown of the crew complement of the Constitution class starship should be included.
An explaination as to why the Enterprise compliment increased from 203 to 430, what changed to require this.
There ARE a lot of fully licensed tie-in products out there. That status doesn't, however, validate them as being representative of what viewers of the show watched and fell in love with.
Those portion of the FJ blueprints that appeared on screen in the movies are canon, however that doesn't make all the blueprint canon, just those bits that appeared on screen.
It's easy to support someones beliefs if they are identical to your own.
Tolerating beliefs that you don't personal embrace, or even fully understand, is harder.