Yeah, with all the talk about the visual effects, I think something that is getting lost in the fold is there is more to TNG than just special effects. I understand that's a high selling point for many people but for me, they are just icing on the cake. The show is still going to be in HD, and the biggest thing for me in purchasing the set are the special features and the new Measure of a Man episode. That alone makes it worth buying.
Agreed. It would be one thing if this were like nuBSG, with really long effects sequences or space battles in every episode. But for the most part we're talking about very brief and simple establishing shots of the Enterprise orbiting a planet or warping past the screen.
It just doesn't seem worth getting that worked up over-- especially since MOST of what I've seen looks perfectly fine. Maybe not movie-quality, but certainly better than it's ever looked before.