^ I think the general consensus is that is was better than TNG's first two seasons.
I would agree. Plus Emissary is a very strong premiere. Way better than EaF, Caretaker or Broken Bow, IMO. And while DS9 had Move Along Home, TNG had Angel One.
The "Circle" trilogy to start off season 2 was really good too. Better than 90% of TNG season 2.
If they were to do a sampler, I think Emissary, The Visitor and Way of the Warrior would be a great way to kick-start interest.