I also never cared for the whole yeoman concept either so I am extra glad that was written out.
has to fetch, carry, and be the "gopher."
That said, I never liked Rand. Except for a couple of lines in Miri, she seemed pretty superficial. Uhura's only fault was when she would whine about being "frightened."
Of course, there could be another reason Tonia Barrows never got to come back: she's the only crewmember besides Kirk who got to wander around with a ripped uniform.