Re: Did Voyager get better or worse when Kes was replaced with 7 of 9?
In seasons 4-7 Voyager was pretty much the Janeway-Seven-Doctor show, whereas in the first two seasons all the characters got good screen time. That dragged down the show terribly. But, in season 3 the show had gotten terribly stale and they were reaching for story. They had dinosaurs evolve into a super-race, for chrissake. Seven revitalized the show and made it interesting again.
The writers could easily have done that without adding Seven.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.