I tend to agree with you. If it was possible, to stick with production order as much as possible, but promote continuity, as the number 1 thing.
I.E. The Diamond Ray of Disapearance as episode 1, The Uncle Montork and Modulak origins before their return episodes, etc.
I would also support something very similar with The "She-Ra Princess of Power" series.
However, I do think that both the "NA" and "MYP-2002-2003 series are fine as
there production order also follows continuity.
Take it easy,