Well, I would rather see no exploding ships at all (except under very unusual circumstances), and have "disable" be the default for everything. That "disabled" ship is a burning wreck. It will never move under its own power again, unless it has a player (or very important NPC) as its captain.
Disabled ship is far from being beyond self repair.
Disabled to me is like in Enterprise, when you make them have to spend an hour or a few hours to repair the system.
You seem to be talking disabled as in the Enterprise after it got utterly trashed by the xindi.