Once again a reminder of not only how tough these constitution class ships actually are but more importantly, how poorly the writers devised the Enterprise D's demise in generations! (Saucer section crash excluded of course - that was pretty neat)
Love this ship and doubt they will get rid of her any time soon. This is during her first five year mission after all (unless I am mistaken) so I am guessing that there will be at least another full movie with this ship and her imminent refit maybe by the end of the third film. Wishful thinking?
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa (2006)