Am I the only person who like The Royale? I always found it to be a fun episode.
I have a very good memory of this episode. I think, its because it is the first TNG episode I ever saw as an early teenager - probably unintentionally while watching TV to kill off time. I am not quite sure about this, but it would explain why it stuck in my head like this.
But I dont think its the best one or one of the best. The story is just too simple for that.