A friend made a good point when he said that the things which make Kirk awesome and the things which make Picard awesome, while completely different (and often opposed to one another) are equally valid. That being said, I thought the following list would be a good way to cap off this long series of Trek-related posts:
#10. He doesn't bang everything, thus avoiding space STD's.
#9. Picard solves crime mysteries in his spare time. Kirk couldn't if he tried.
#8. He's not a foolhardy idiot, never leaping into action and risking Red Shirts' lives in the process.
#7. He has a lovely singing voice and can play the flute damn well.
#6. He's got principles and stuff like that, leading him to give awesome impassioned speeches on morality:
#5. Size matters.
#4. (This one's from the wife.) He doesn't feel the need to take off his shirt willy nilly, but when he does... Wow. Kirk, not so much.
#3. You can rub his head for good luck.
#2. He got assimilated and freaking came back from it!
#1. He's British. 'Nuff said.
That's the last Star Trek post for a while. I promise.