R. Star wrote:
TNG definitely has the better actors, but DS9 got graced with better writers so they had better characters in the end.
IMO TNG doesn't even have that. From top to bottm DS9's ensemble of performers is stronger. Even if I conceded that Stewart was the top performer overall, I still think DS9 could have seven of the top ten performers if we were compliling and rating actors from both shows at once. And that only includes the regular staff. If we tossed in recurring actors for DS9 (such as those who played Garak, Dukat, Martok, etc) and how big of a part they played in the DS9 tapestry, it becomes even more of a slaughter.