I hope Picard doesn't retire anytime soon
You know, I've always wanted Captain/Commodore Data, but I do wonder if he'd simply be too awesome as captain
If you ask me, the first two Cold Equations
novels, have very strong hints of Picard retiring soon. I don't think he will continue much longer than 2385. Either Worf or Data could ascend to captaincy, with Geordi as XO. I can't see the Troi family fetched from the Titan
, who would command that ship then?