I second that. She was very under rated and under utilized.
I think Linda was a much better actress than Jolene. But since she didn't have "The Figure," shall we say, she got a lot less attention from the writers (read: Bermaga) and so her character was largely ignored.
They could have done so much more with Hoshi, starting with dumping the whole idea of a portable universal translator -- so she would actually be needed during first contacts. As it was, she was pretty much put out of her job as linguist and left her with nothing more to do but open "hailing frequencies."
I did like that she became something of a protocol officer in the Andorian/Romulan arc in season 4. Shame that wasn't introduced sooner.