Starships on DIS are plenty creative. OP just doesn't like them. I'm pretty sure visual effects are a bit more complicated than that. I think the dreadnought and the Resistance bombers were pretty memorable. Most of the other ships have just been variations on old ships though. Oh, pish-posh. People have been saying crap like that since our grandparents' times. "Kids these days just want loud crap like Bonnie and Clyde and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Rosemary's Baby!" Sorry, but if you wanna talk subtlety, I'll put damn near any episode of DIS up against episodes like "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" or "The Enemy Within" or "The Doomsday Machine." TOS had a lot of virtues, but subtlety was not one of them. And nobody can watch DIS and claim it lacks depth if they're being honest. You may not like it, but it's got plenty depth. I'm sorry, but this is the same TOS where minor diplomatic issues turn into causes for murder in "Journey to Babel?" Where one episode is about how Spock is so horny from his alien biology that he must fight Kirk to the death? TOS had more than its fair share of relatively unmotivated fight scenes and attempts at spectacle over substance. DIS is not less deep or less subtle or more action-driven than TOS. You just don't like it.