^^ I agree, far more interesting.
Although the story might be a hard sell to some.
V/O ANNOUNCER: Watch as Picard actually defends The Federation's most secretive enemy... the ROMULANS.
JOE SIX PACK: Romul-whose? I wanna see Picard save the Earth again. Because that's where I live dangnabbit, on EARTH. Yee-haw!
The movie tanked. Apparently saving Earth didn't interest Joe Six Pack either.