I am sorry, but I have been fortunate enough to have owned both ST:TNG and STLE and for my personal tastes I far prefer STLE. I also suck at pinball, I really like JP, PoTC, and MM and I like all pinball makers, past and present (I have B/W, Stern, and Data East in my collection and have THLE on order). Thus my views are no less, or more, valid than any one else. I still agree with play what you like and do not worry what any poll says. Does it matter, then, that I prefer STLE over ST:TNG? Not in any way. I do feel that I should add that I feel that ST:TNG is a fine game and would be welcomed back in my collection if money/space worked out.
That all being said, I do feel that if you are going to formly, thus publically, rate a game that it should be done honestly with no agenda. I know that people get passionate and, curiously enough, possessive/protective about a title yet try to resist the urge of being dishonest and just try and be fair and equitable in your thoughts.