It's not a British or age thing. Rest assured.
Then why are people in this thread acting like TNG is some show that 5 people even remember?
TNG to me is obviously the more popular show with the younger generation the movie is aimed at (NONE of my friends have ever seen an episode of TOS!). It can't even be argued that TOS is more liked by the public. William Shatner is a total joke in popular culture whereas Patrick Stewart is one of the most respected actors in the world.
People will still be fondly recalling Stewart as Picard when Chris Pine's frat boy antics are long forgotten.
(pssst) Don't tell anyone, but I think Stewart is badly overrated. He's great as Picard, he's fine as Professor X (not a huge stretch)...I don't like a lot of choices in his Shakespeare work. Not a fan of Moby Dick.
Let's just say he's no Hopkins or McKellan.