So I´m under the protective "newbie umbrella" then, am I?
Yes, the Ships of the Starfleet
(especially vol. 1) was/is probably the ultimate book in that regard - I love the foldout plans of the Belknap
. In overall scope however, I prefer the Dynamics
, alas the rather poor drawings make it less fun to look at than the Mastercom works, IMO.
But still, as I said before, I never liked their assumption of there being some 1600 starships in Starfleet. It´s just completely contrary to what we know from TOS and the movies.