I didn't mind Sacred Ground at all. It's an interesting concept, throwing Janeway into a situation where she was initially dismissive (if not politely contemptuous) of the society's beliefs and practices and forcing her to put aside her prejudice to save Kes.
I'm a lot more forgiving with episodes which take a chance and try to do something different than those which are more formulaic.
PS - thanks to Teacake
for directing me to this thread. I've just finished re-watching this season, and it's interesting to see another perspective.
Kim: I'm detecting some weird technobabble.
Janeway: A possibly dangerous anomaly that we know nothing about?
Kim: Yeah. I suppose we should steer clear.
Janeway: Ha! Good one, Ensign. Take us in, Mr. Paris.