I'm not sure if you've noticed, but Niners have a reputation for acting somewhat superior, and it has recently been put to me that Niners frequently badmouth TNG. So, as a follow-up to my successful poll gauging Niners' opinions on Voyager, I'm curious to see how we as a group view TNG. (By Niners I'm referring to people who think that Deep Space Nine was the best, or their favourite, Trek series.) My opinion: I grew up with TNG and my life was heavily influenced by the show, so it's safe to say that I love it. It has its problems, the first season was generally poor and the crew sometimes displayed a smug sense of superiority (indicating that Starfleet is staffed mainly with Niners ) but it was a very well written show most of the time and it told some great stories. And I love the characters, even the ones that are generally considered boring or bland. TNG is like an old friend and to this day when people mention Star Trek, TNG is the show that comes to mind first, even though I prefer DS9 overall.