It also alienated a lot of newer fans who came to Trek through Picard S1/S2, SNW, and Discovery. Their voices and issues are important here also since they're the ones who have been supporting Trek in recent years while so many disgruntled fans complained and didn't watch. For me, it's 1, 3, and then 2. Season 1 had lots of ambition and a lot of good ideas and characters. I think, and still think, telling a story with people like Picard, Seven, Troi, and Riker outside of Starfleet and coping with their best days maybe being behind them was a good idea. It didn't succeed in some areas, while I think it did succeed in a lot of others. I also for me had some of the best episodes of Trek in recent years. Season 3 was very safe and it's only ambition was giving the TNG cast a good sendoff. It succeeded in leaving them all in a happy place and they got a good sendoff. It succeeded in setting up the next part of the 25th century. I think it failed a lot story wise and didn't do certain characters any favors. I think it'll be a complicated legacy once you look past the TNG cast sendoff. Season 2 was what it was.