If these people are still (still!) so incensed by how this was all handled more than a decade ago,
See every forum on the BBS for decades old incensment. It's what we do.
Kes was boring after a while. They did everything they could with her. Apart from actually aging her out and making *that* a story, there wasn't much left that warranted keeping her on another season.
I hope to never see another episode of "The Deadly Years
" which manages to make an appearance on nearly every sci fi-ish show out there.