I never bought into the "vulnerability" aspect people like to bring up when it comes to the bridge's location.
Really? Tell that to the family of poor Ensign Noname, who died in "Nemesis" when the forward section of the bridge was torn away.
Seriously, though, wouldn't it make more sense for the bridge to have direct access to other parts of the ship. As it is, if the bridge is cut off from direct access to Deck 2, it's cut off from the rest of the ship.
R. Star wrote:
Sorry, but I do buy into the vulnerability bit.
Me, too, but there's something also to be said for being able to look at the model and actually see the bridge.