Funny enough the only Section 31 that I've seen is on Disco. And there they are written as the bad guys. They don't do what must be done. They do what they want to do. There is no reason to give Emperor Georgiou freedom, let alone free reign. It was only done (in writing) to keep a character and an actor and (in universe) because S31 saw a like minded individual who could maybe be useful. Not necessary. Just, you know, neat. Also there was nothing in the characters that I saw but contempt for the Federation. It's not "We do what unfortunately has to be done" it's more "If you idiots were smart you would do what has to be done too." Even John LeCarre's spy's did not have so much contempt for their home countries. Maybe in other Treks it's different. (Well, not Lower Decks, obviously.) I might be interested to see a Star Trek espionage show. If you can give me someone like Ben Sisko who will sell his soul so that you can keep yours then I'll be on board. But this nihil-ier than thou nonsense? I've got 10 years of Voyager and Enterprise to catch up on, thanks. And then there are TOS reruns. And how many time CAN I watch TMP? (Soooo many.) You give me the Star Trek version of Person of Interest? I'll be a life long fan!