I mean at the very top sure I guess . If you wanna look at it that way Barty has had one of the most consistent no 1 season in a long time and no one even came close to grabbing it for her. So from that point of view I get it . But if you look at everything else ...While it is random, it is not more random than 2017 and the states show that with a different player having the most titles, finals, player of the year, most prize money, and Year End Number 1. I do think if this year didn't have Barty playing, it could've been worse than 2017 however.
I'd only rank 2021 above 2017 and 2011 when it comes to recent seasons.