That was one of my favorite points as well, the real feel of the insides of a starship, the less pretty but far more practical aspects that gave it the heft it had. One of my particularly enjoyable moments was when the Enterprise emerges from warp as they arrive at Vulcan, and it's almost like you can feel the strain of the ship and it's incredibly powerful engines. For the first time, I felt like the crew were sitting on top of this barely containable power plant that propelled them at unthinkable speeds through space. I never felt that way about any of the previous movies, even the TOS crew movies. With those it all felt seamless, like the ship just glided through space, coming to a stop expertly and instantly, where with STXI, the ship felt palpable, like a real object in space. Loved it.