And the line about him having a huge closet!
I think I did enjoy these season overall more than S2, and that is because this season didn't spend 17 episodes in the Catskills mostly treading narrative water. But I also agree with the criticisms -- too many unnecessary characters and plots, especially.
So like everyone else, I love Tony Shalhoub, and he basically made Abe's weird non-story work by just playing it out. But I have also been a big fan of Marin Hinkle's since an early '00s drama I watched as a teenager, Once and Again, where she brought a lot to a potentially tricky character. She and Rose aren't here for comic relief like Abe, but I always generally enjoy watching her, as an actress. But her material is another story, and while Rose basically cohered the first two seasons within broad strokes, here the wheels fell off for me somewhat with the "Providence" backstory reveal and trust fund plot. I still don't buy that particular story -- but the idea of her being deliberately molded into Northeastern/Francophile propriety, and wanting the same for Midge, makes sense. What failed was her stand at the board meeting followed by.......noooooooothing. It was a McGuffin to force the homelessness. I anticipated it motivating her to DO something, take some kind of action, be inspired by her grandmother. Not muddle around Queens and Florida and then fall into professional matchmaking. It was ultimately just Palladino quirkiness for the sake of it, just like the synchronized swimmers and extended musical numbers and obnoxious repeated lines.
Anyway, Alex Borstein remains MV starring P, but I wonder if next year we finally get a story of Midge realizing she's outgrown her management.