The Star Trek business was pretty busy at this time, finishing up TNG's final season while simultaneously juggling its first feature film, DS9's second season and the to-be-Voyager. Unfortunately this had an extremely detrimental effect on TNG, which despite being halfway through the season had only about 2 great episodes left in it.
"Homeward" is not bad or painful to watch. It's just dull. I actually think this is one of the better Worf roles from the last 3 season, simply because the overdone Klingon theme gets a rest. (Not to mention no Alexander!)
That said, the whole story is rather dull and banal. Another Prime Directive violation, big whoop, and the "victims" are a rather dull alien race.
You won't miss much if you skip this one.