Ah, I understand. But leaving newly installed, supposedly improved weapons protrude could also be the sign of a half-baked job...
No arguments for me. Just more work for Scotty to sort out I guess.
Though this possibility is slightly undermined if the Enterprise-A was a scratchbuild instead of another refit job. But we probably better duke out that argument over here
, otherwise we'll break this thread more than we already have.