GoRe Star wrote:
2) Meh, am I the only one that thinks that as tech gets better, the ships of the line are going to get smaller and not larger?
No, you're not the only one. I think the ships will get smaller too and their crews as well. Rather than build bigger multipurpose ships, Starfleet will build more smaller specialized ones. New tech may allow these ships to operate with fewer engineering and maintenance personnel and more mission specialists, IMO.
That's an interesting thought--technology may make things simpler to operate in the future.