My primary takeaway thus far is that the nuEnterprise bridge is an oval. I hadn't realized.
It's my conclusion that:
- Those who designed the ship had one size in mind, probably close to the original
- Those who were in charge simply thought of it as "big."
- At some point those in charge realized it wasn't as big as they thought, and wanted it upscaled.
- Thus, the ship's official length is bigger.
Does it make sense? Eh. Can I live with it? Yeah.
Can I rationalize that in the Prime 2.0 timeline that a scared-as-crap dominated-by-Section 31 Starfleet poured entirely too much resources into building the Enterprise and ended up with a ship far bigger and more advanced than it was in the Prime universe? Yep.
There are some glaring technological inconsistencies that burn my biscuits, but official is official.