I'm guessing Therin has been reading them close to 40 years by now as well. I've been reading them for 30 myself.
And I have to agree with Therin and Relayer1 - Devil's Bargain struck me as very (refreshingly!) old-school.
I guess only a true Trekkie like me would understand the difference. The Trekkers see all Star Trek as the same!
I had a friend in high school who used to make a similar distinction. Except in his mind a true star trek fan was a "Trekker" and a lesser fan was a "trekkie" or something. Used to crack me up.
Its like the people who insist they know the difference between a "geek" and a "nerd" and insist they're one but not the other.
Trekkie, trekker, nerd, geek - I happily answer to them all!