I still think an engaged Connery in OHMSS would have been the ultimate Bond. He was a far better actor than Lazenby, who IMO was wooden and had very little charm compared to Connery. OHMSS had the best story/script to me, but it goes down in my rankings because it’s basically ruined by Lazenby’s wooden acting. I get that if Connery was bored and phoning it on, it wouldn’t have been great either, but even a somewhat disengaged Connery (on the level of Diamonds are Forever) would have been far preferable to me. DAF suffers to me from a silly script and Connery was a little out of shape, but it’s hard to compensate for a charmless actor. Lazenby may have improved as an actor as time went on, but it would have been nice if he came into Bond as a more skilled actor to start with (even if from low profile indie films if the producers wanted someone not identified with previous roles). And the fact that he didn’t display any charm, aside from the acting, is also something hard to overcome.