I grew up with TNG so my view on it may be a bit skewed. Had I grown up with TOS and then this new Next Generation show came along, I might feel differently, but for me it is TNG. I thought it was great all the way around, wonderful concepts, great characters, great acting, great writing, the look of the show was fantastic. Sure, like all shows they had absolute bombs as episodes occasionally but over all it was my favorite Trek and I think the best.
"Death, delicious strawberry flavored death!"