Matt Smith could have been such a wonderful doctor… if Moffat hadn’t been writing the show.
woop there it is
These are the serious issues with the Moffat-era writing. Tons of non-serious issues exist as well like poor plotting, those plots being overly-complicated, severe pacing issues, every character who is not the Doctor being underdeveloped (and its arguable that the only reason we know so much about 11 is because we knew the 10 [or 11] other doctors), and a near complete disregard for cannon including his immediate predecessor.
Now Moffat’s sexist, homophobic and overall regressive writing is definitely the more important issue, but the things I stated above are important in only one way: they make Steven Moffat bad at his job. (The sexist, homophobic and regressive things also make him bad at his job, but apparently the BBC and a ridiculous amount of people are just going to ignore that)
When your show for children is very sexy, when your show is nearly unable to follow for me a 20 year old adult, and when I actively feel nothing for any character because they have no feelings and exist as plot devices your show is bad.
If I wrote a show that was bad, I would be fired and replaced.