Hm, I don't know. While I certainly don't love
"Melora", I sure like it. It's not one of Trek's best love stories, that's for sure. (Although I must admit to finding the low-gravity scene quite romantic.
) But what I really enjoy about the episode is Melora's character. The way she looks at her situation seems realistic.
I also like the character reasonably well, which keeps this episode from being a total loss for me, but I basically agree with everything that's been said about how irritating these one-episode romance stories can be.
are worse, though, I think. A Simple Investigation
is substantially better, because of how that episode contributes to Odo's character arc overall.