I think I was one of the ones arguing that the ships are ships and it doesn't matter if they came from the film or not, they are Star Trek ships, and have been made to fit in within a time period where there is basically nothing canon when it comes to ships. From the late 2190s to 2245 there were no canon ships known in Starfleet except if one accepts he Kelvin as a canon ship. Then you have a design style to base other ship off until such time as the Constitutions come around in the 2240s. If you are going to have a war with the Klingons prior to the Constitutions and ships based directly on their design, than you need something to fill in the older ships in the Starfleet. The Kelvin-based designs are as good as any. With them scaled down to TOS sizes and fitted with nacelles similar to the Constitution's, they fit right in as older style ships. Thus avoiding the overly large ships from Star Trek and that nacelles styling, as well as not going into that film's version of the Constitution-class, which seems to be were more people got upset that with the Kelvin-based ships. Also with 10 hours left in the Kickstarter, they are just over $560,000. Most likely due to a show of support from George Takei.