Wonderful episode. One of the highlights that helps redeem season six's godawful string of opening episodes.
As to tasking the rest of the writers and Berman/Braga, I don't know. The only thing I can pin down as possibly against another specific writer is Kelis' envisioning Seven of Nine as the Borg Queen. That is what Ron Moore did in Survival Instinct. Then, where Kelis' version of Seven and Janeway was about peacemaking (possibly the heart of Star Trek,) Moore's was about, well, how people are assholes and should kick themselves for their shameful deeds? Seems a little bit of a stretch to view it as a blast, though.
On the other hand, it is very probable that the Protector is either the collective suits at UPN. Maybe Berman, but I can't see anything referring to Braga. There was a little exchange about eschewing dramatic tricks but the episode itself followed the structure outlined in the conversation!