Serial Number: oh, the hell with it
I grew up in Japan watching Star Trek
(in the original Japanese
) and loved it. I came to America at 14 and as I was about to graduate high school, TNG began. After a slow start in which I wondered whether a) they were going to remake all the original series shows or b) Wesley was going to save the ship every week, I grew to love it as well, perhaps just as much as the original now.
While I enjoy Patrick Stewart's performances most of all, I like all of the characters. I liked the ensemble cast and all of them getting their place in the sun, even the lower deck officers.