And while action Picard worked in this film, to do it again in Insurrection and then again in Nemesis was overkill. Yes, we saw Picard do action in TNG. But episodes like "Starship Mine" were the exception, not the rule. We needed to see more of the thoughtful man we knew from the series.
Patrick Stewart not only would have disagreed with you he would have vociferously
disagreed with you. Michael Piller and he argued back and forth on this issue all throughout the writing of Insurrection
. This was documented in Piller's book, Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection