Considering the number of times the ship was in danger or had to be evacuated, it was a bad idea.
And yet it seemed like a cool idea and an impractical one at the same time.
The men's uniform skirt was another idea that was pretty bad. It was pushing the notion of sexual equality to a weird level.
I've seen certain Trek characters talk as if certain jobs were beneath them. So why would anyone want to serve as a butler or maid in the 24th century, like the woman who was Data's maid in A.G.T?
Especially when no one needs to work for money, or uses it on earth.