I like the characters. The characters were not the problem with Voyager. The problem was the writing.
The thing about Chakotay is, if the laws of probability worked the same way for Voyager as they do in real life, he would be giving very good
I liked Chakotay when they put him in strictly 'tactical decision' mode like in Shattered and Displaced, but the problem is they rarely ever did that. Neelix, yeah he's annoying but he played a crucial role in the show to maintain its tone.