This is from a conversation I mostly sat back and watched, because the very wrong person is *often* a very wrong person, and I just don't bother talking to her much anymore.
Mika: So how d'ya like The new Doctor?
Alex: I really enjoyed the 9th Doctor
Myself: I think he's pretty nifty.
Mika: 10th ;)
Alex: 10th is better.
Mika: Syl was eight, then that movie was ninth.
Alex: Sylvester McCoy was 7
Alex: Paul McGann was in the FOX TV movie, he was 8
Alex: Chris Eccelston is 9, David Tennent is 10
Mika: Ehem, are you counting the -very- first Doctor?
Alex: William Hartnell
Alex: He is cannonically the 1st Incarnation
Mika: Peter Davidson was 5th, including Hartnell, so Mccoy is 8.
Alex: The current incarnation is 10
Mika: Eccelston is 10th. Including the FOX movie, cause Mccoy was 8th.
As some fans may have sussed out, Mika is confusing matters with the Peter Cushing Doctor, which wasn't really in continuity, and more of a reimagining of the first Doctor. I love how she acts all high and mighty like she's discovered some great secret and lording it over folks who she assumes don't know about this other guy, and acting all superior over it.
Mika: To me, as cheesy as it he was, He'd be his own incarnation.
Yeah, that and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. One fan's opinion does not a truism make. =)