New to Voyager and still watching through it. I really enjoy Kes and Neelix as a couple. I like that neither of them are perfect and Neelix has flaws hidden underneath his bumbling good nature. I really don't get why the writers put so many scenes shipping the idea of Kes and the Doctor even though her relationship is clearly with Neelix. I'd hate to see the two driven apart but if the show is building up to something dramatic then it could be brilliant. Anyone else have these same thoughts watching Voyager the first time? I see around the board that Neelix isn't entirely liked but I love the character. He has his charming moments but then you have episodes where he really shows a tactical side (Initiations) or when he gets powerfully emotional (Jetrel). He's not a perfect character; he has flaws and that makes him more relatable to me. It makes me want to see his relationship work out with Kes even more.