Good lord, guys, why don't you both drop it?
dropped until you brought it back up.
Deanna Troi is more qualified to pilot the saucer section of a Galaxy-class starship than anybody here, so let's just give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she knew what she was doing.
To be honest, though, if I was Riker, I probably would have just stood my ass up and taken the helm myself.
Agreed on the first point about Troi, but I think most commanders probably are too busy making command decisions, with taking the helm as a means of ultimate last resort (like George Kirk did in Star Trek XI).