Re: A more realistic approach to away teams
Picard should've been busted down to Ten-Forward dishwasher for leaving a capital ship in the command of the Chief Medical Officer during what could be a crisis situation. Either Picard should have stayed aboard or left Riker in command.
Sending hundreds of your crew down to potentially a planet of Borg doesn't seem a wise course of action either.
"Weaselling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals - except the weasels" Homer Jay Simpson