"Does anyone remember when we used to be explorers?" - Captain Picard, Insurrection
That's pretty much how I feel about the 24th century in general now. Political intrigue from DS9 is what I want and expect, and I recognize that the Enterprise
is going to be involved in it, too -- at times. But I would still like to see her out there
, occasionally, too.
And if you're not going to do it with TNG books anymore, then at least let Titan
be what it was supposed to be -- a return to the sense of exploration and discovery that is the core of Star Trek
And please... just once... can we see the Aventine
doing something like that, too? Most advanced ship in the fleet, and all she's been doing is playing diplomatic courier.