Would Voyage have been a better show if it had more conflict, say between the original Maquis members and the original Starfleet crew? My thoughts: I loved episodes like "Equinox", but to have had the whole show like that would have been missing one of the main themes of Voyager -- that of Family. Chakotay was very clear where he stood early in the first season, and this set a clear tone for the Maquis-Starfleet relations. Perhaps one reason that the character of Kes was ended, was that she was such a loving character? Personally, I love both the early seasons and the later ones with Seven of Nine. There was both lots of family themes and occasional conflict. How do other folks see this?