This is almost exactly how I feel. Thing is, McCoy had a good thing with Spock because Spock would jab back. Pulaski's thing with Data seemed more like her just being a bitch than anything else. Why be so pissy and petty and insist on mispronouncing his name and making a thing of it, for example? The character in general was pretty unlikable, I think. Crusher, however, is definitely one of the stronger TNG characters and I'll always think it's a great shame that she didn't get more stories centered around her. She was terrific when McFadden really got a chance to show off her acting chops (Remember Me esp. comes to mind) and I liked watching her relationships with pretty much everybody. When I think about Pulaski leaving and never coming back, all I can think is AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST. And something of value was gained, since we got Crusher back, for that matter.