It's interesting that you're willing to consider these two miniatures, warts and all legitimate while not giving the same consideration to the DE Enterprise that was also onscreen...
DING! DING! DING! (It's a machine that goes... DING!) We have a WINNER!
Ok, you can argue (and BOY can you/we argue!) that the TMP large section was created by the same FX team and the DE wasn't. And the other was ILM working on the Wrath of F'ing KHAN (a good thing to many many people).
BUT! Is anyone going to argue this baby? http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tmphd2529.jpg
Original FX team and all that...
(Ok, WHY is the original and obviously WRONG matte painting soooo much more impressive looking than the DE version with the almost real Enterprise?!?)