Well, maybe you have a point - Angel One and Justice have the cheese factor going for them, in the "so bad they're good" kind of way. You may also throw in Code of Honor, The Last Outpost, The Neutral Zone, plus The Outrageous Okona and Up the Long Ladder from S2.
I always have enjoyed season 1 and 2 of The Next Generation
far more than anything else that came later for one sole reason... it was 'fun'. It seemed starting with season 3 that Rick Berman started buying the hype that Star Trek
had some type of deep social statement to make.
It's not nostalgia nor is it rose-colored glasses, Star Trek
at that point was simply more fun.
Think I'm gonna go pull Encounter at Farpoint
off the shelf.