Seriously, does anyone think Trek is nearly as progressive and inspiring as it has been?
"As it has been" or "as it has been famously reputed to have been"?
I'm not sure how "nearly" fits into any of this in an objectively quantifiable manner, either.
Furthermore, Star Trek
was inspiring to the degree of being historic, and that is objectively measurable, for example by considering the renaming of the Space Shuttle prototype, as just the first example that comes to mind.
If your question were:
"Was Star Trek as progressive as it has been famously reputed to have been?"
then, the answer would be, clearly:
Good enough examples of its failing in that regard have already been provided in thread.