Sorry, if this isn't the right place to have this thread...
I remember back in 1986, hoping that by the end of "The Voyage Home", there would be a newly-designed Enterprise. In fact, I was hoping that it would have been an Excelsior-class ship, which would have been a clean break from the not just TMP, but also from STII thru IV. Then the big reveal came, and the new Enterprise had the exact same design as the previous Enterprise. Later, I read an issue of Starlog which featured a possible design for the NCC-1701-A. It was more or less the same, but had the Excelsior-class nacelles, indicating a faster, newer ship. But, alas, it wasn't meant to be, and then we get the silly "ship malfunctions" nonsense in TFF.
I just want to know if I was the only one disappointed by the look of the NCC-1701-A. Not because it was terrible, but that the studio simply recycled the same prop in order to save money.