It's the same issue I had with DS9 post s4. Very little exploring, boring drab colours and the same monotonous war which kept on going and going and going. Sure, it was good for what it was but it didn't provide any where near the enjoyment I get whilst watching TNG.
Marge: "Oh no, how will the kids get home?"
Homer : "I dunno, internet?"
^Problem solving, Homer Simpson style.