Bearded Bloke wrote:
I wouldn't say the Galaxy class is better than the Sovereign class though. I just don't see Starfleet downgrading Picard.
Depends IMO. It's possible that the Sovereign class at the time was more advanced in many areas than the Galaxy class.
Though when figuring out what "most powerful" means can be max warp speed, warp engine power, weapons complement/arsenal, power distribution, armour/shielding, etc.
In some aspects, the Defiant class was more powerful than the Galaxy class, it was faster, more maneuverable, and had better weapons.