Guy, DS9 had Jadzia Dax and she walked around pointing her boobs out. If DS9 did not have such a dark background and she was not in black around her breasts she would so stand out.
With Jerri, she has boobs and the show wanted to show them off any way they could. Silver gee man silver outfit my god man they had them pointing out all the time.
That is what Voyager became, watch us as we have a woman with huge breasts. Kes did not work, Torris she was ok, could not have a captain with hooters.
To be fair, it also helped that Jeri Ryan could act, whereas Terry Farrel, IMO, couldn't.
Along with the EMH, Seven was one of the best characters on Voyager. I don't care for the show, too much, myself, but it would be harsh to write off Ryan as simple eye-candy. Yes, there was that side to the character, and to be fair, it was often quite blatent, but the character was still a decent character.
A shame she was wasted on Voyager