The bottom line is not whether VOY possessed continuity throughout it's run-because clearly it did
, but whether one feels what they did, was enough
for the viewer. The answer is, as evidenced in this thread, entirely subjective. Were you happy with the amount of carryover that a major story presented as the show progressed? For some, the answer is yes. For some, not nearly enough. A linear goal of getting home, stranded without backup, two groups divided by ideology thrust together...could have provided a multitude of serialized or continuing, intricate character arcs. But tptb (producers, studio, network) were not interested in that kind of show.
So we get a stubbornly rigid episodic show, that occasionally allows elements to resurface over the course of it's run. Was it a good show overall? Can someone disappointed that more wasn't done, judge what they did do objectively?
The eternal debate continues, 12 years after the end of the series. Now that's continuity!