I´m all for reducing the cutscenes. It´s not about quantity you know.
Hint for Cryptic. The time invested for 2 or 3 cutscenes could be used for another PvP map. You know those which have been neglected since start.
The time invested in most of the cutscenes so far could be spent throwing a drunken party in the office and it'd still have been better used.
The only episodes so far that I feel used cutscenes properly, sparingly, and effectively are the Romulan featured eps. And even then, I consider Frozen an exception, because there's no reason to have such a delayed reaction to the warbird's appearance and that 'combat' sequence is about as interesting and energetic as watching grass grow.
I agree with the OP, and I know that my two fleetmates who still ever play do too.