Some of it is also down to personal taste.
Some shows are episodic by nature
Some shows are more serilaised by nature
and then we have the shows which do the opposite of what their overall premise seemed to indicate their show would be episodic or serialised. VOY premise seemed to indicate a more serialised format yet they leaned more towards the episodic format.
If VOY had been set in the AQ, many of the complaints levelled at the show would cease to exist.