Yes it certainly did have some good stuff - Eric Olthwaite, Moorstone Manner, Stalag Luft, etc., though I think that it was strangely inconsistent in its quality. Also, I am dissapointed and confused in regard to Terry Jones hardly acting in it at all
. I guess he must have just developed a liking for directing through his work in the Python movies.
I read in the Michael Palin diaries that Mike realized that he wanted the show to be his show, and he and Terry had a long talk about it, and so it came about that Terry helped with the writing but gave the reigns over to Mike. I think Terry was the one who brought it up about them having to make a decision about it.