Personally, I've only read the Aventine
parts of it. However
...from what I've read of that
, it's actually pretty balanced. I don't see Ms. McCormack as imposing anything (unless it's in the Picard parts, maybe?). She delves into a grey area.
Ezri's not being a dove by any
means--and Alden's not being a caricature of a hawk.
BTW...I sincerely hope that, if Alden ever shows up again--and I hope he may...