Speaking as a a loyal member of the Empire it is very satisfying that no one has identified our noble hulls as anything but divine in their design.
The small Gallente ships are better than the large ones. But that really isn’t saying much in their favour.
The Minmatar ships do have a functionality about them, though they never make “pretty” they aren’t offensive. They also have a “Space Galleon”.
The Caldari ships are generally OK, but do tend to ape the shapes of creatures rather than be of a “space practical” design. Almost as if someone thought of the name then did a design rather than named a practical ship.
Amarrian ships - I do like the way the reflect Amarrian culture. Some are better than others, but in general they do reflect the “wrathful brick” you’d expect of the Empire. But you have to like Gold and Ivory.
I can live with the shapes of the various Pirate and non-Empire ships, they do reflect the backgrounds of their designers - though the Sansha’s Nation ships do tend to veer towards the “dark spiky bad dream” style of design.
I do like the work CCP have been doing to progressively update the designs - the improvement in the graphics systems on PCs has enabled more detail and layering of structures, some of the old designs (Stabber, I’m looking at you) don’t stand up compared to the newer ships. I’m looking forward to seeing some more of the updated Amarrian hulls - the Executioner update is rather nice.