I agree with OOP the OP. Earth space dock is ugly. Very much so. Its skinny, anorexic and doesn't look like a Federation design. Reminds me more of a giant floating scarecrow then a space station. It should be changed.
That mushroom was a different space station in a different system.
Given the fact that "all" mushroom starbases of TNG were of equal size, and that those footages were re-use of the earth spacedock footage i believe it is reasonable to assume earth spacedock itself would be of equal gigantic size.
And we do know that earth spacedock is capable of holding Nebula Class starships.
Well it depends, do you want new content, or do you want Cryptic to waste a month redoing something that is fine? Bare in mind it is 2409, the styles may have changed a little. And having ships docked would be too much I think (I already lag enough there as it is :p)
i have to disagree. this design is something that was cobbled together in a rush. Cryptic needs to replace it with the Real Earth space dock. a month to get another spacedock ?? how many people does cryptic have working for them 2 guys ??? IF it's a problem of not having enough people to do that job. THEN they need to hire more people, what is the 15.00 a month going for anyway ????