Another thing I could've done without was rehashing all the same old species: Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi, Borg (wasn't it convenient Denobulans are "immune" to assimilation, and seriously how did 22nd century tech defeat them?).
Phlox wasn't immune, the process just moved more slowly through his body. I also remember him refusing to eat.
Then he exposed himself to lethal doses of radiation.
made the Borg scary for the first time since The Best of Both Worlds I
. That makes it a winner in my book.