My previous experience with Voyager was sporadic at best, and I therefore had no true sense of how much continuity and serialization it might actually have compared to how much continuity and serialization it's perceived to have. Once I began watching it from the beginning and in its proper sequence, though, I quickly realized that there was in fact more continuity and serialization in it than is the general perception and started this discussion in order to address the topic.
I don't know if you've ever watched Bones, but both it and Voyager are examples of series that can
be viewed in any order, but shouldn't
be because of how they're structured (for more on this subject as it concerns Bones, go check out this thread