I used to...disdain...the TNG crossovers, esp as not a fan of that series. Bah, who are these usurpers coming into my precious VOY just to boost ratings? Rewatching recently found didn't mind so much. I guess 'cause always kinda liked Barclay. He was like TNG's whipping boy, and always had soft spot for underdogs. Plus Schultz is actually a pretty decent actor. Troi/Sirtis? Meh, but she was ok.
Deck 12 I just think of as sweet Hallowe'en ep. Was that the season's statutory bottle/cheap one?