It's been a while since I've read Tears
, but IIRC my feelings during the story were "Oh crap, they're going to end up at war with the Klingons on top of everything else", and I didn't really think as far into the future as Praxis.
But yeah, a MyrU anthology where 2/3 of the stories feature things going to hell...and IIRC the third story is the Data story with a somewhat ambiguous ending...that's a lot of heavy stuff.
But as you said, it would be silly if every story showed things being hunky-dory at the end!
Regardless, a bunch of the MyrU stories left me very much hoping for sequels.