I'm well are that many people never liked Dr Pulaski when she was first introduced to the Enterprise, but I never understood why. She has got quite a unique personality and plays off the other characters, particularly Data, very well, and she is an excellent doctor who keeps her mind on the job. This is in opposition to Dr Crusher who I feel spends far too much time making moon-eyes and pouting at Picard, I find her character quite bland, and she is a terrible doctor: she never knows what is wrong with her patient. Her reply is always "I don't know" or "I'm not sure" or "I have no idea" and "I need to run more tests".
Can anybody offer any thoughts on why the fans preferred Dr Crusher (other than the fact that she's a pretty woman, of course)? What are your thoughts? Who do you prefer?