Kind of agree with that sentiment. I hate how Spectre played out, but now you’ve got to own it.
More the second option. I’d probably give it a very loose connection the rest of the saga, much as every previous Bond actor, until Craig, had their Bond loosely connected to the overall story. Though the DB5 in Skyfall, more than anything, really throws any semblance of a coherent timeline out the window.
Moonraker in 2002
Die Another Day in 1979