I liked it. It's a big ship so she can fit extra tubes on the side. I've never liked the idea that entire sections of a ship were simply empty, waiting for a mission so that they can be used. It seemed like such a waste. With those side torpedo tubes, now she can defend herself 360 degrees!
They did a good job in giving the Enterprise
crew actual jobs and purpose, instead of just a bunch of people wandering lovely hallways.