I do need to read TMOST -- there was another book I had called The World of Star Trek that I liked so I will check this out.
I think you may perhaps find pages 24 ("Cruiser Class"), 165 ("Enterprise Starship Class") and 203 ("Enterprise Class Starship") interesting.
I shamefully admit I never read The World of Star Trek
. Should you re-read it and find interesting stuff regarding Trek Tech related issues, please feel free to share it with us. Thanks!