So many people talk about TNG and "back to status quo". Do you have a problem with status quo? I don't. If the show is fine as it is, why change too much? There are small changes along the way in TNG but it worked well as it was. TNG was a working format, why mess with it? After season 5 something weird might have been okay? I do admit that the last few seasons didn't feel as solid as the the ones before them. But does that mean changing everything around could have improved them? TNG took things one episode at a time and I prefer it that way, even if there are things going on in the background but not mentioned in every episode.