I am older than dirt, and the proof is that I remember the TOS on TV in its original run.
I loved TNG. When it premiered, I lived in a cooperative living situation, and I shared the one and only TV with several other guys who preferred sports. I had to fight tooth and nail (being a girl), to watch the show each week.
I loved Drs. Crusher & Pulaski, since I am a female and in medicine.
I've never been to a convention, but I went to the Smithsonian when it had a ST exhibit.