Yeah I don't blame . I am a Klingon player and fan but I still find it strange that for the Romulans a 22nd century design was used, I could understand it a little before they became a faction. Makes sense for the Klingons though (using old designs) as they are renown for using old designs, refitting them over the centuries.
And rightfully so. I play STO and enjoy it (for the most part), but everytime I see 22nd-23rd century designs flying around in a supposedly 25th century game, it really irks me. The justification ofcourse, is that these are simply "homages" to the original designs. Biggest offender would be the NX-01 in the 25th century. We have a 24th century version of the NX-01. It's called the Akira Class.