The Troi subplot had me riled up a bit. Especially, in Mere Mortals
. I definitely see Troi's point of view, and am rooting for her despite the odds. Hey, it's Star Trek
To quote Kirk: "I take it the odds are against us, and the situation is grim?"
Despite how it all turns out, it shows how good the writing is - introducing topics that make you think and get emotionally involved. Even if it's anger and frustration at the characters.