After posting my score for that episode I looked around the net at other reviews, and I must say that I am really surprised so many people like this one. I'm almost as surprised as I was a couple years ago when I discovered TWOK was the fan favorite Trek, since personally I don't care for that film either. I'd watch TMP, TVH, or TUC over that crappy film any day.
Could people explain to me why they consider this to be one of the best episodes ever? It struck me as just a slightly below average episode, with not much to offer other than The Year of Hell which I thought was fascinating.