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.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"