I never liked the fact Doctor Pulaski was constantly picking on Data.I always thought her character was a jerk.I know that's way the writers wrote the character was supposed to be like Doctor MCoy ,It didn't work out that way. I never did like Pulaski.I was glad when they got rid of her after season 2.
In trying to recreate the McCoy-Spock dynamic with Pulaski and Data, they forgot that Spock could give as good as he got with respect to McCoy. Data, though, was pretty much defenseless against Pulaski. Pulaski could snark at Data, and he had no comebacks like Spock did. That's why it didn't work.