Seriously though they could have done so much more to make the crew's journey seem more perilous but they chose not to, for the most part. One minute they are desperately searching for fuel but by the next episode everyone is using up the holodeck like there is no tomorrow.
That describes them all post-TOS. The Killing Game is the only thing that redeems holodeck stories. I'd have spent years trashing the holodeck except in the back of my mind are always the words "the killing game".