Food on the Holodeck
In Star Trek, people eat food on the holodeck. Does the food disappear when they close their mouth? Why do they say it tastes good? Are they just roleplaying? Or does the holodeck special replicate the food like the replicators? If so, then why don't the crew of Voyager just eat on the holodeck, avoiding the need for replicator rations? In the first episode of Voyager, they mention the replicators and the holodeck run off different energy signatures, this why there aren't holodeck rations.
P.S. These are the kind of things I think about when procrastinating.
I don't know... the more I think about it, the more I feel like having holodecks leads to really messed up people. Star Trek didn't do nearly enough episodes about that.
Big Red Button
As for TNG pilot, yes, Riker hits the holodeck wall, but please remember that holodeck technology is very soon upgraded in the same season by the Binars, providing also the AI characters we got so much accustomed to during the subsequent seasons and series.
I always think that's pretty much the non-tech perspective on how software development actually works.