It wouldn't be on fire if Riker had just re-modulated the shields like they ALWAYS do in situations when the Enterprise was under attack. I don't see why it was necessary to keep a precise modulation of 257.4 when coming into contact with an obsolete Klingon ship. And you'd think that at least Data or Jordi would have had that option in their back pocket but I suppose they were too surprised from the shock of the attack. Sure they got the 1701-E out of it but I was always partial to the iconic 1701-D. Though the production values in Nemesis were greatly underrated.