And DS9 winning this poll in a landslide? Er, for being a prominent Star Trek message board, this place is not very representative of Trek fans' views is it?
(Not that there's anything wrong with this place being a little contrarian. Just an observation.)
What is representative of Trek fans' views, according to you? And how do you know what Trek fans' views are?
Well as Godben already pointed out, TNG and TOS are generally considered the most popular of Trek series. This isn't opinion or "my view." Next Gen had far better ratings than Ds9. It also was the only series other than original Trek to make it to the big screen. I'm not arguing ratings or popularity equal quality, I'm just saying you can't really argue that Next Gen didn't have the bigger fanbase.