I put the "dislike the bio more than I like it" option.
I'm one of those fans who didn't like him in Filmation because he was the little kid character. MYP "handled him better" by reducing his role and making him more clever and effective with low level spells, but he was even more annoying with even less screentime. So any improvement would have been much welcome...
...until this bio seemingly goes too far.
We can't see how Orko being a "watcher" who pretends to be a goof works in this new canon without seeing it in action.