As a child on a family trip, I sat in a hotel watching Star Trek with my cousins. One uncle grumbled to another, “I don’t like this new show. The captain never leaves the bridge! That’s not Star Trek to me.”
Which captain irritated my uncle? Jean-Luc Picard, who left the bridge so much that he hung out with Mark Twain, and was even captured by a Cardassian warlord! Granted, TNG was only in its third season when my uncle made his remark, but the lesson to me was clear. Complaining about Trek is almost as old as Trek itself.