Re: When did New Frontier "Jump the Shark"?
"Growth" and "change" are not always good things.
Growth and change for the sake of growth and change are not good things. Growth and change that happen as part of a life experience are an essential part of being alive.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again