Re: Skippable episodes abound...
Ferengi-centric episodes were always presented as comedies. When Armin Shimerman was given the occasional chance for meatier stuff, he always soared with it. Most Ferengi characters were utter buffoons, as loveable as they are. A Ferengi crisis story played straight without all the forced humor could have been an exceptional episode.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)