Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker, and recent poster.
I became a fan of TNG (and TOS and movies) around 1990, and I've been watching it ever since.
One of my earliest memories was seeing 11001001 on TV at first airing. It was when the Enterprise was backing out and warping away. I remember the effects being really impressive (still do). I was 4 at the time.
TNG will always be my favorite. My brain says DS9 is the best, but my heart chooses TNG.
I still think the effects are great too. And 11001001 is one of my favourite episodes.
TNG was the one that got me into Star Trek. I've seen all the series apart from DS9, (don't really know why I've never watched it), and in my opinion none of them come close, not even TOS.
I just think it has so many great characters; Data, Q (I know he was in Voyager as well, but he wasn't nearly as great a character as he was in TNG), Worf, Lore (who I think should have been in more episodes. He was a great villain), and the greatest Star Trek Captain ever, Picard.
And I love the humour in TNG as well.