And lastly, of course it's probably also a bit of wishful thinking. I maintain that Starfleet's primary purpose is exploration (emphasized by its political issues with the Defiant), hence my general stance regarding Starfleet battleships or carriers - but naturally there'll always be people who just think this stuff is "cool", and so we end up with vastly different interpretations of canon. Matter of taste/opinion.
I am fiercly against Federaqtion Battleships and Carriers.
The Federation and Starfleet should never ever build warships (the Defiant was a big mistake and should never be introduced), it should be better than that.
But i think many players just don't care about Federation/Starfleet philosophy.
I even think that the Federation should concentrate on perfecting Star Cuiser classes.
Originally Posted by Valias
The Sovereign is certainly stronger than its predecessors - but no more than the 1701-D was to its predecessors. It's an ongoing upgrade without a change of focus, at least imo.