Hi Craig, I take it this is the Trumpeter 1/350? I think sometimes we have to ‘allow’ the kit to be built, as designed. The manufacturer has spent a lot of time and money developing the project, so I tend to try and not second-guess the process. In this case, it looks like you might have given yourself some kind of deadline that forced the pace a little more than was good for the build. I agree with others that it’s possible to correct some of the issues you mentioned, but I guess the point is whether or not you want to pursue them. I’d also set it aside a week or so and then give it another look.
I’ve read that this ship is haunted. Maybe look at it as a memorial rather than a ‘ship build’ and you might be more inclined to revisit in due course.