I think I'm just war weary of the haters and it makes me notice people's seeming willingness to hate on stuff. As to Neelix, I'm mostly just having fun with him, I like him fine and have always defended him from the "should have gotten rid of Neelix" crowd. He's just easy to play with in the VOY forum which goes for the surreal at the best of times.
I realize you are commenting review style and not wanting to be filled in on the understanding that evolves for those of us who have seen the show.
And Forbin that is a terrible story!