And I never understood the Pulaski hate either.
Well, when a crew member unwillingly becomes impregnated by an unknown alien force, the first duty of ANY DOCTOR is to run diagnostics in the... Oh, no. She just takes the victim to the bar. And to add a cherry on top, Pulaski doesn't even inform the Captain what has transpired until he confronts her in person.
That's a good point. I think the purpose of that scene was to show viewers the newly constructed Ten Forward set, but you're right, Pulaski's response to that was not particularly realistic for a Doctor.
I still loved the character, though. She added a little bit of conflict to the main cast and made things a little more interesting. She had a wonderful character arc, too. The way she came around to Data was great, and she had real chemistry with Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn when they were on screen together. I love the actor and everything she brought to the show, and it's a shame she left.