You Will Fail wrote You and alot of other people think character development in Voyager is completely non-existent. The series began with the premise that the characters were already developed. A bunch of people out of the academy has alot to do but not in the way of personnal development. Janeway never elected Tom to get a second chance if she didn't know he was mature. She trusted and relied on all of her officers. What I like about Voyager is every episode started a completely different story, following new tactics and exploring new scientific endeavors. This was less important in DS9.