Re: When did the perception of Insurrection change?
I thought the Son'a were weak villains. I didn't care about their objective, though I did like the idea of Starfleet secretly involved. The Ba'ku scenes seemed most like TNG to me in terms of its metaphysical themes. But the big reveal in the relationship of the two cultures felt like schmaltzy audience manipulation. I loved seeing Anthony Zerbe doing Star Trek, as I'd been a fan of his work since the 60s.
Rejoice, brethren! Soon we shall be walking in a winter wonderland.