Y'know, a lot of people probably don't remember this (I wasn't a member of this forum at the time, so I'm not sure how you guys handled it) but there was a LOT of negative reaction to the new USS Enterprise NCC-1701 as she appeared in the 2009 Star Trek. My question is: why? Was it that the new design was percieved to be a poorly crafted design? Was it because it was new, and "people can be frightened of change"? Or was the design picked on specifically due to the association with a movie that so many people reject as being too "Star wars-y"? DISCLAIMER: It's not my favorite Enterprise, but the 2009 design isn't a bad ship by any stretch IMO. I LOVED both Star Trek 2009 AND Into Darkness, so there's also that possibility that I don't mind the design so much because I associate it with the movie(s) that dawned a shining new era of Star Trek, which I was eager to be a part of.