Drexler said this about the Enterprise-J from the alternate 26th century, not about the present Enterprise. edit: ninja'd by @Deks. Honestly, Matalas's explanation is really just something he pulled out of his ass to justify the design. It's not like we're seeing any other ships in the show that look like 23rd century designs. Just the Titan. I mean, if Starfleet is going through some 'retro' phase, then why didn't the new Stargazer look like the old Stargazer? Why doesn't the Enterprise-F look like the Enterprise-A?