A while ago Vaughn had a problem with the way things were wrapped up in the episode Captains Holiday. I agreed with your observations. I think they are the result of episodic television, though. These days that story would run over three episodes, and would be referenced to in future episodes. But tng comes from different times.
Hey, have you ever considered starting a facebook page? I would love to be able to talk with your other fans following trektv episodes.