Except for the Captain of the Saratoga, who was a overconfident fool.
Well he did have more than a little Klingon in him
I'm fascinated with some of the kit-bash ships at Wolf 359. The Kyushu was pretty badass looking.
Its a shame we didn't see them in action, as TNG needed other classes of ships in it (other than Excelsior, Miranda, Oberth, Constellation and Nebula).
The New Orleans-Class has always intregued me especially the two "tubes" on the saucer and the one at the bottom of the secondary hull--what are they? Torpedo launchers?