I agree. I always preferred the models in the original Star Trek movies, I really had a sense of a giant spaceship. I never quite got the same sensation from later Star Trek incarnations. TNG's ship was cool to look at but in my mind there was something cartoonish about it. I hear that that was a model too but there must have been something about the way they did their post production that put the wrong kind of shimmer or light on it. There was something about the Enterprise D that never quite sat well with me, and I suspect it was the light. It was always the exact same colour no matter how deep into space it got, whereas NCC 1707 showed the light sources because they were built into the model.
The Star Wars prequels are terrible. The CGI edits are so easy to spot, and as the guy on youtube says they just keep showing more shit into your face to distract you. Luke and Obi-Wan sitting in a non-descript room on Tatooine had far more character development going on than Chancellor Velorum sitting in the oppulent senate chamber surrounded by a squillion muppets.
Speaking of muppets, why did every single alien and bad guy in the prequels have to be a monster? I seem to remember the bad guys in the original Star Wars only needed an English accent and a bit of arrogant bickering going on between them. They were far more interesting. Remember the admiral of the imperial fleet and one of the commanders of the Death Star getting into a pissing contest over who's weapon was bigger? That was freaking awesome! And it took place in a drab grey room with simple but sinister looking high backs on the chairs. Genius.