Gov Karnstein wrote:
. . .Chakotay, blame the writers as much as anything. The folks writing Voyager didn't know what to do with him. . .
This could be said about several of the characters. Chakotay, Janeway, Kes, etc. Neelix tries various jobs looking for a niche to fit into, the EMH finally bloomed after getting the mobile emitter, Paris starts off as the ladies' man, and Harry-- well, I think Harry's finest hour was "The Chute"-- "This man is my friend. Nobody touches him!" B'Elanna was the Angry Klingon until they hooked her up with Paris, which suggests she just needed a good lay.
Tuvok seemed to be the only one the writers had a real lock on from the start.