Outside of LaForge's failure to score women beyond the inner walls of a Holodeck, I still thought he was a cool addition to TNG crew because of his X-Ray Specs and special friendship with Data. Burton's such a good actor, anyway. Harry Kim just never really brought anything to the table. as far as I'm concerned. And as an actor in a series, to see this happening to your character, I mean ... does he even care? Or was he just glad to be gainfully employed and cashing those healthy cheques?