Then it should be the role of Trek lit to bring it back, not contribute to its loss.
And while they're at it, they should bring back Tasha Yar.
But with a lot of trilogies I read I find that many people will read books 1 and 3, but then skip book 2 altogether. I remember when I bought the 'Millennium' trilogy, the copies of books 1 and 3 I received (and this was about 3 years after the series was first released) were 2nd printings, but book 2 was a first printing. This wasn't he first trilogy that I bought like that.