September 28, 1987. I was six years old and watching the TNG premiere with my older brothers. They were both TOS fans, which I didn't get into until I was a lot older. But I liked TNG from the start.
I really went from 'like' to 'love' years later when 'First Contact' (the episode) aired. It filled me with hope. Made me wish a beautiful starship would come take me away.