I'll definitely be keeping an open mind during the rewatch. Already, Janeway is rising in my estimation and I even have an example of her attitude being readjusted by Kes in "Eye of the Needle" when she insists that the Doctor is just a hologram and not a living being.
I hope to find other examples as I continue on.
The more I watch though, the more I'm starting to see some comparisons between Janeway and Kirk. That's can't be a bad thing.
As for the writers have the view of Janeway as being arrogant, I agree that while some do, most notably Peter David in Before Dishonor
, others deal with her very well. Although Janeway isn't present in the relaunch novels by Kirsten Beyer (excluding Full Circle
) her presence is clearly there in the hearts, souls and thoughts of the others.