^^ this is what I suggested up-thread, when I wrote...
"Therefore there is no contradiction with the "official" blueprints for that "refit",(TMP) or the simulator scene in WOK, this ship was once again "Enterprise class" because this time it was the first (and perhaps only ship) to be uprated to these newer specs. Remember, the "E-A" is not the same ship, full of subtle differences from the original TMP/WOK/TSFS ship and therefore probably is of a different subclass and would be referred to as such, as it was (I believe) in the scene from TUC.
You simply enumerated the subtle differences I was referring to.
So yeah, we reach one another brother!