If kids were that much cheaper, I'm amazed Voyager didn't enter a section of the galaxy where a weird virus killed all the adults.
The problem starts well before they hire their actors. In the writers room, there has to be some sort of passion where some one says "I have this amazing idea for a character that i really think that we can run with for a couple episodes who... "
And then Berman throws a shoe at them.
Exodus, it's not Jeri vs Jenny, but what did they do with the Cullah/Seska money?