i dont really understand why they dont allow some of these new ships, mostly the klingon one to work as tier 5 skins.
we already have lots of ships like the vor'cha, galaxy, defiant etc that cross 2 tiers.
these new tier 4 raptors, orion, gorn ships etc with extra tier 5 skins would increase the likelihood people would buy them and just add even more variety to the klinks. even if they are incompatible with the existing ships to stop any mixing and matching, at least people get to pick from 2 skins rather than just 1.
I love the Exeter. My specific feedback is essentially nitpicking, but overall I like the ship.
Bridge: The Exeter's bridge is a... whimpy blunted cone. It's boring and disappointing to look at - especially considering that every other variant has a more appealing-looking bridge and that it encourages the impression hat the dorsal saucer is low on detail rather than streamlined.
Torpedo launchers: The front launchers feel too streamlined and integrated seamlessly into the neck and this greatly understates their presence. As for the aft launchers... we don't see any. Oh, I do see black pimples... but those are not torpedo launchers.
Console: I fail to see why a weapon-oriented console is limited to the cruisers. You're telling me that science ships should be unable to equip science equipment that gives a sensor bonus and allows to sometime fire cloak-tracking torpedoes?