Folks can say NOW what they liked about the show, but it doesn't match up with their reactions back when anything aired.
Hell, even "Living Witness" was seen only for its flaws and not its strengths.
If folks liked it, then they wouldn't have complained so much over the "Backup EMH" thing. They do complain, which means they care more about that one thing than anything else in the story.
Which shows how hopeless the series was in terms of getting any kind of good reception, because no matter how good any of the stories were, if there was a single flaw in any of them that's all that would get noticed.