Season 3 isn't quite as good as Season 2, but it's still pretty great.
Yes! Love this, and you nailed it on the characters. Starlight and Homelander steal the show. The Hughie character was essential in Season 1 and into 2, but yeah, that shtick starts to wear thin. I'm about the start Season 3 myself. Anthony Starr legitimately frightens me as Homelander. He just has the character down cold, really into the pathos of the character.
I don't know if they are doing this on purpose, but I love that Anthony Starr as Homelander is styled like Zach Morris on SBTB. Another superhero figure whose selfishness and narcisism needed more exploration.