... as you say, the Destiny crew is unpleasant. Let them rot out there in space.
Things don't rot when left in the freezer.
I thought that Chakotay would have been better employed as Janeway's moral compass on the show, problem there is whenever he attempted to do this, Janeway locked him in his quarters. Instead of having him as a bad ass, have him be the ship's (excuse me please) "good ass."