^Agreed! Keep hope alive. First two were Bob & Dave Baker and Terrance Dicks anyways. Not that I've seen them, but both seem to have very simplistic approaches to writing Who, Bob & Dave throwing lots of things in with less plot/story and Terrance Dicks doing the least amount necessary of ideas or plot to keep interest, with less characterisation (never mind deep thoughts). Though The Eight Doctors' supposedly an unforgettable classic.
The Hand of Fear's a very good story but a bit random. All the Dicks' I've seen are very good too.