Years later, now, I still dislike it (after watching AFIN I can't say I hate it). I skip it half the time when I watch Xena. I have watched it again, trying to see if it grows on me with time, like Takes One To Know One, it doesn't. I usually pretend it just never happened or maybe Joxer was writing fiction, then again how many other episodes or parts of episodes would I like to shove into the world of fiction? Hmm..
So here's my point. Is it fixable? Remove the YAXI's, edit that storyline a bit. Can it be turned into an episode that doesn't rub most fans the wrong way? Is there a way to force it into some semblance of the characters and stories we loved?