Re: Which ship if you were captain?
In a TNG context that would be Andrew Probert's Ambassador Class
for me. It features the best elements of both worlds, i.e. Excelsior and Galaxy Class.
Other than that it's Kirk's television Enterprise.
It's a truly timeless design. It looked outrageously futuristic back in the 1960's and still does so today.
"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth" Jean-Luc Picard
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