My point exactly. This niggly stuff was filtering out over many months/years. It was several more years before the Hurley/McFadden stuff was spelled out. Until then, one camp was deliberately painting the actress as whiny, difficult and always pushing for certain scenes, and the other camp where the cast was saying how much they liked, then missed, Gates McFadden. "Backstage politics" is manifested by a series of supposedly "real issues". When political things are happening, no one discusses the elephant in the room.