Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?
Folks can say NOW what they liked about the show, but it doesn't match up with their reactions back when anything aired.
Hell, even "Living Witness" was seen only for its flaws and not its strengths.
The flaw being the magically appearing back-up copy of the EMH that only a few episodes earlier they didn't have? And even if they did manage to construct one and it was lost why not construct another one. As in later episodes there was no EMH back-up module. As plot flaws goes it's a big one.
Of course setting aside the massive plot hole it was one of VOY's better episodes.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.