I liked it. The production values that these guys are ableto employ are astonishing. I think the story showed that Deltans are a more subtle and interesting species than Betazoids, who were little more than one-note plot devices.
While I agree that some of the new stories were exceptional, I think the differences between this and the TNG episode were nice. Certainly playing up the bond between a Deltan parent and child made more sense than Troi's irrational behaviour in the TNG episode.