a poorly thought-out premise and dilemma, a small-scale story not fit for a TNG feature, lame, embarrassing humor(shades of TFF) and it takes half the movie to really get going.
This was where the TNG movies went wrong. They squandered the momentum of FC on this, and the film series didn't recover.
I'll sum up the poorly thought-out nature of the story with this example:
how did a group of non-technological pacifists defeat and expel a group that embraced technology and used violence?