As for BOBW, I think it still works great for the most part, although granted even the average DS9 two-parter tended to feel a lot more epic and complex. But that's just down to the much simpler storytelling style of TNG.
Excellent point. I would say even certain Voyager episodes felt more epic and complex than TBOBW. You mentioned Scorpion, there was also Year of Hell, Dark Frontier, Unimatrix Zero, and Endgame. TBOBW does seem much smaller scale in comparison.