Why would anyone decide that Janeway-less Voyager was the right way to go?
No, I haven't read the books yet, as I'm finally catching up with some other Trek books that I got for a quarter each (Titan and A Time To series) at our local library sale. I've just read the summaries from Memory Beta, but I am not very happy with how some characters are treated, least of all Janeway.
In the meantime, pick up the Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Summer 2012 by IDW comics, with Janeway. I can't give a review, as I had to special order mine today. They also are coming out later in the year with something, at least from the comic con preview, something involving the Borg, Seven and Picard by Braga.
which probably contains spoilers if you go to it. So don't. Or do. Whatevs.