It's equally the prerogative of the audience (part of it, obviously...) to not accept something that is perceived to be nonsense. It's not that I can't think the "explanation" is ridiculous and keep watching at the same time. Take Shaw purging the computer of Riker's jazz. Simple explanation: it was copied from the database of its predecessor by the practical jokers in Starfleet Engineering. No need for a "refit" that 100% changes the ship.