@ Jack Bricker: Absolutly right!
I believe the Queen Anne's Revenge have place for 10 cannons. This ship would be a bestseller if every place have a cannon with wheels. That would be a ship including 10 cannons(!) Hello? And I believe these bricks would be not so expensive to produce.
And now as your words would imply. This ship would be a bestseller (a expensive bestseller) if these would have more simple details inside this ship like doors, detailed cabin... (just see Imperial Flagship).
But we talk here about "Pirates of the Caribbean" and no normal LEGO Pirates-theme. Here we have a exclusive expensive license-theme with "flash-heads" and high quality. And all fans of these license-series want to see high quality.
Ok, and now also if I take a look of the Queen Anne's Revenge I have to say. Yes, the quality is very high, but if I see what is up inside the Queen Anne's Revenge... hmmm, not so much. My resume: This ship is a pre-product.
And now the final-question! What is for this license-theme the right way to go. Have LEGO to go the expensive way? ->High quality, many details, design par excellence -or- Have LEGO to go the easy way. Good solid design, no much material, like the LEGO Classic-themes.
I prefer the expensive way. I think LEGO have to make the best of every idea. Here is the wrong place to economize material. I don't mean LEGO have now to create only huge sets. But to meet the quality standard for Pirates of the Caribbean.
-Isla Muerta: Yes, that is a small nice set including important caracters. One boat, small rocks and some details. For this cave is the design "ok".
But it could be better. -> I missing some dripstone columns, a small treasure-hill, ... if you watch the film-scene you will find more pertinent details.
Now lets take a look of the minifigures. Yes, the design for every minifigure is very well. But what could LEGO make better. One look to Barbossa (skeleton) and you now what I mean. Yes, where are the excellente skeleton-torsos and skeleton legs for Jack-Sparrow and Barbossa. Torsos in skeleton-style including clothes in tatters and some pieces of meat.
-> And now we would have a LEGO-set in a new quality. Plus it would give us a new perspective for the design for the other skeleton pirates.
-> These skeleton pirates we would see including with the Black Pearl in another set. A real ghost-ship with sails in tatters with lot of ghost pirates and a frightened Maria Swan.
LEGO, you have so much luck. You have the chance to create some of the best movie sailing ships of all time. Don't produce pre-products. Pirates of the Caribbean is worth much more.