Re: characters getting stick for not being "perfect"?
Kira was a great character (probably my favourite in Trek). I don't see how people can comment on her actions, given the hard life she had. But over seven years she evolved and grew, maturing and accepting what she did.
Could've been a great character but the actress was just grating. I wonder if all terrorists look like they're going to break down in tears at the slightest sign of adversity?
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock