Oh I don't mind input at all. Helps me work through some of my design thoughts and when it helps either solidify the design or moves it in another workable direction, even better!
The strut itself is 'just' big enough for Jefferies tube access. And I do mean 'just'
Anyone who's got any amount of claustrophobia would not want to go down into that one, especially given how cramped that pod would be with the deflector equipment in it.
Oh no, totally fine. It's why I post the WIP stuff. If I didn't want input on the design I'd just post the finished ship!