I have long been fascinated by people’s expectations of what is the “REAL” version of any given property. I have had real conversations with people who hated Christopher Reeve as Superman because he wasn’t George Reeves, with those who disliked all John Byrne issues of X-Men because he’ll never be Dave Cockrum, and we shouldn’t even consider all the questions about which incarnation of The Doctor is best. I have often heard the opinion that your favorite Doctor is usually the one to which you are first exposed, but I think there’s a caveat: You have to be paying attention. My daughter has recently decided that the Ninth Doctor is the best ever, even though she has been watching the adventures of Ten and Eleven with me for some time.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that’s a bit undramatic, isn’t it? Belgium? Either way, it’s asking: Do you find any truth in the “first one you see will be your favorite” rule?