Teya you obviously haven't been reading me very closely as 7 of 9 is my favorite ever Trek character and I've watched all the series many times. And Kes has always been my least favorite VOY character, I've got whole tomes of reasons why. I just don't go on about it too much these days as I enjoy all the regulars (which includes lynx) to the VOY forum and like to think this is a fun place even though we all disagree on a ton of things. I try and keep my creative vitriol to a minimum if I know someone truly loves the subject.
I'm pretty sure I've answered the subject of this thread about a thousand times with: Better, much much better.