Not disagreeing with what you are saying Christopher, but shouldn't they have addressed it either verbally or visually within the show. It's like writing something in chapter 3 of a book and ingoring it in chapter 33. Isn't it a bit of disservice to your viewer/reader to contradict something you said earlier without at least addressing why it's no longer an issue?
Oh, I'm not denying there were continuity problems, mainly due to UPN pressuring the producers to minimize continuity. I'm just saying that the ability to manufacture new shuttles or torpedoes should not be hard to rationalize given the existence of replicators. Particularly since "Extreme Risk" actually showed
us how they build new shuttles, with the construction of the Delta Flyer