As always Christopher
you make some persuasive and good points. I have no doubt that both Bell and Baillargeon are both good composers. I initially liked them both, especially Bell's score for VOY's Unity and Baillargeon's score for Alter Ego. But as jb1234
mentioned Bell used the same chord progressions and themes on episodes of both Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Listen to the scores of VOY's Nemesis and DS9's Rocks and Shoals, they are almost identical.
McCarthy and Chattaway were alo guilty of bland scoring during the latter seasons of TNG and early seasons of DS9, but later on at least tried to work around Bermans musical restraints. The later seasons of both Deep Space Nine and especially Voyager featured some fantastic music.