It's possible that I conflated the sets and the model aspect-ratio wise. It has
been a while since I watched all of the documentaries.
At the same time, it's a matter of record that virtually every single story beat - including the destruction of the -D - was dictated to Moore and Braga by the producers.
Even as much as I love the Enterprise-E, it does make a little sad. The -D was absolutely beautiful in Generations.