but on the other hand if you're a writer, will you be giving your best stuff to someone who goes out and publicly bashes you?
I'll also point out that the best actors make a minor character shine. The Doctor wasn't supposed to be as big a character as he was. And his scenes in the pilot weren't all that promising. However, Picardo took the ball and ran away with it. He showed the writers what a gold mine they had.
And they rose to the challenge.