This and all those families took up the room that could have been used for better systems of any kind from weapons, shields, sensors, science labs.
The fact of the matter is that a flag ships needs to be able to deal a few good solid punches to at times. At this the Galaxy class just doesn't hold a candle to the sovereign which was designed from the ground up to be far more combat orientated and than you can take even half the mass of the galaxy and come out with a batter ship with only 1 down side, it does not carry families and really families should not be onboard most vessels.
The Galaxy wasn't created during a time with major war though. Although the Dominion War refits of the Galaxy did infact use that space for better systems.
The Galaxy's "Kill to Death" ratio was the highest of any ship during the Dominion war.
I just think it's funny to hear them gush on and on about the novel 2 neck design... when plain as day there were -3- necks attaching the saucer to the engineering hull in the award winning sketch.
I'm with you on this. Clearly there are 3 pylons attaching the saucer the the main hull. Way to ignore the contest and do things your way on this one devs. I know people give you guys a hard time. But if your going to pick a winner. Make it LOOK like the winner?
But the engineering section is so much bulkier, although alot of that looks like alot of hull plating..
Yes the Ent-F's engineering section is bigger and bulkier, but I don't think as much bigger as you think it is. I'd say the Galaxy still beats it for mass and internal volume. Of course none of this will have any bearing on their performance in game.