I find it very unlikely that Eaves was consulted for what ship design went on this Diploma. The artist most likely just grabbed a ship they had on hand. Though that does probably mean Eaves resubmitted it for Picard if they had it on file. Unless CBS has all the concept art for the original Star Trek Online. Also I disagree with everything else you said in that post, none of the DSC designs would fit in the FC+ era. But this isn’t the thread to argue that.