I have some real issues with Voltron S2 too, but honestly I think some of you guys had way too high standards.
This season was in the works long before season 1 was released and the fandom exploded. You can’t expect the creators to fulfill every one of your wildest dreams, especially in a 13 episode season. They didn’t even know what people were going to like when they were writing this season.
What’s more, this is a 23 minute cartoon, not a 70k slow burn fanfic written by a poli sci major who can go into the complexities of a universe spanning empire and expect the audience to keep up. They need to keep the plot moving, they need to keep enough of a tie to the original cartoon to keep that fandom invested, they need to be true to the characters. It was always going to be fast paced, cartoonish, and shipping light. That’s what fandom is for. Filling in the gaps left by the limitations of the medium.