Nicely executed! I'm with you, the Enterprise was such a great ship, and her crew performed some real feats in the Pacific war. It's a shame that we weren't able to save her as a monument to those men and the job they did.
I'll second the question about fit issues. Was it a difficult kit to assemble, or did it go together relatively easily, so you could focus on painting and finishing?
The other comment about the Tamiya kit is an interesting one, since this kit is supposedly a copy of Tamiya's waterline kit, modified to include the full hull, though I don't know if that's correct or not. I picked up the Tamiya kit, to bash into the Big E as she appeared in the Battle of Midway.
What did you use for your rigging? That's a nice additional touch. You did a nice job weathering the deck, too, though, why did you choose an unstained deck, as opposed to the blue stain the Navy used?