Harsh. In my estimation, Ron Jones' score is one of the best things about the episode, and it keeps things moving even in light of some earth-shattering stupidity (which you mention).
I especially liked Ron Jones' Klingon theme that played when the D7 was approaching the Enterprise. It had all the right musical elements that clearly identified it as Klingon from the violin build up to the more pounding instruments like drums. Great way of sounding familiar without directly resorting to Jerry Goldsmith's or James Horner's Klingon themes.