Re: Favourite Warp Effect...
It is very...colourful, but the overlapping layers traveling at different rates is kind of interesting.
Notice there are two "light booms", one when the effect engages, another when she finally goes to warp.
And yeah, going to warp should never involve the term "finally".
I've looked at it as that the ship has already gone to warp and what we're seeing is an after-image.
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."