Re: VOY: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)
I agree that Janeway's return from the Q Continuum doesn't have to be necessarily bad or good. Beyer has shown that she is more than capable of developing the other characters--and there is nothing to indicate that they would regress just because Janeway returns. In fact, when Janeway was present in the first half of Full Circle, she didn't dominate the plot in any way, and I don't see that she would have to do so in future novels.
"There's got to be a way to have our cake and eat it, too." CPT Janeway