Well I totally love TNG. It's a toss-up between TNG and DS9 for my all-time favorite Trek. Maybe it's just the fact that they were made around the same time in my life, my youth. Now that I'm older and more cynical it's harder to get excited about the future and the final frontier. Anyways, my fave charater on TNG has to be Picard. I have a special affinity to him cuz I too have a British accent (and receding hairline:'( )
Plus he's really really really smart.
Plus they played up his lonely-at-the-top situation. I can relate to that.