I was always a Beverly fan. She was a lot easier on my eyes than Troi. I was pleasantly surprised to see her name in the credits again in the Season 3 opener.
Being a mother (for years the only main-credits cast member with a family on a ship that was supposed to be full of families) was part of her character.
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In terms of actual character development I'd say Pulaski was more complete and better utilized.
More like she was cloned from a better developed character.