1. The Naked Now: ...in STNG the characters were less defined by episode 2
Yes, It was way to early in the run for this kind of story.
I understand they probably wanted to hook in TOS fans by recycling one of the old stories but I think this would have worked better in S3.
Still it does have Jim the comedy engineer. How did he get a job is Starfleet?
I am not convinced he was even infected.