Dumping on Wesley is a thing. Most of us have done it. The character is mocked and laughed at, some people actually directed their dislike of the character at Wil Wheaton... which is daft of course... but I've actually changed my mind. I'm doing a rewatch of TNG now, although it's the first time through for my wife, and I've discovered I actually like the character now. We watched The Dauphin this morning (just sitting down to The Icarus Factor now) and I groaned, telling my wife "Yeah, I hate this one" and surprisingly, as we watched, I really enjoyed it. I couldn't stand him when TNG first aired but, half way through S2 I actually like him and in S1 found myself thinking "Geez, give the kid a break, pull your heads out of your asses and listen to him" and my wife has commented a couple of times "That kid is a good little actor." Funny as he's the same age as me but we do tend to think of character's/actor's ages as fixed in the point of time we're seeing on screen. I find the character isn't the Mary Sue/Marty Stu I remember and fandom often makes him out to be. And I think Wheaton did a good job in the role. TNG had other issues, and Wesley Crusher/Will Wheaton wasn't one of them. Anyone else revised their opinion of Wesley?