Re: “In Conversation” or “Berman and Braga vs the world.”
Yes, I think Berman was just burned out and didn't realize it. Maybe he was aiming for 20 years with the franchise. I noted in one my episode reviews that he does deserve credit for keeping the franchise running for as long as he did. But as a producer/creator/writer, he was too close to the material to recognize when the stories with his own name on them were crap that never should have been produced.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)