When first aired, I normally saw Voyager
only occasionally. I'd tune in, and it seemed Seven was always talking to some little kid. "How exciting", said I.
After later watching the series, the Seven and Naomi scenes were often my favorites! Gotta hand it to that kid: she held her own playing against Jeri Ryan!
Funny how early perceptions are...
But to address the thread question, Jeri Ryan was great. She carried off all that "goofy" Star Trek
-type stuff very well! Excellent actress!