And still it is unfair to compare Kes with Seven. Kes was supposed to be a main character, Seven was supposed to be the main character.
In the Voyager case, Seven wasn't supposed to become the focus of everyone's attention, Janeway was. It would have been like shoving Picard aside and make Troi the visual point of TNG.
You're contradicting yourself here.
Seven was never supposed to be The Main Character. If she were, Jeri would have had top billing. She didn't. Seven wasn't.
If the "beeeezneeezzz" needs sex and good looks to sell their merchandise, then I would suggest that they put those sexy, good looking characters in from the start and focus on looks instead of good stories and interesting characters. Then we don't have to see our favorites being kicked out for "not being sexy enough" or being insulted by episodes like "Fury".
Yeah, because the only thing Jeri Ryan has to offer the world is a great body.
Thing is, Lynx
, even if you think she's just a silly little fluff-bunny without a brain in her head or a talent for anything, she's a decent actress & has proven that with a solid resume since Voyager.
She's also smart, witty and personable.
I know that's a bitter pill to swallow.