Re: TNG's "Too Short a Season" with Kirk...
No, it wasn't a great start. Plenty of fans were on Picard's side the time and even now are still pissed at how Sisko treated him.
That some people don't like it doesn't mean it didn't work. The TNG-first crowd needs to get over itself.
"I've sworn an oath to serve and protect the United Federation of Planets- an oath I will fulfill with my dying breath- for in my heart, I remain a creature of duty. I am Romulan." --Captain Sran, USS Naptown