M'rk, son of Mogh wrote:
It would appear first impressions go a long way. And she didn't seem to recover for many people.
First impressions are the most important.
I think many fans disliked her the moment she came aboard and didn't meet the Captain like protocol demanded, and instead made him come to see her in Ten Forward. Not a good way to start things off.
I think Troi's situation might have had a little something to do with the delay. Besides, it's kind of nice to see a character that doesn't do what all the other little sheep do all the time.