With the current scenario in the Voyager books, I think that I would have appreciated the books a lot more if there had been a new ship with new characters who were exploring the Delta Quadrant.
new ships and new characters. Some of the books give them more play than others, but Voyager isn't the only ship this time around, for better or for worse.
I like a lot of the new characters, Dr. Kaz in particular. (Is that considered a spoiler?)